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AlphaServer DS10, V7.1-2, IDE CD-ROM?

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Dear Wizard,
I am evaluating a DS10 Alpha Server running VMS 7.2-1 and wish to perform a
standalone backup of the system disk.  The CD-ROM media supplied with the
DS10 is 7.1-2 but this fails to boot from the IDE CD-ROM (hangs with VMS
version banner in blue screen).
 I've also tried a VMS 7.2 CD with similiar results.  The system disk
currently has VMS 7.2-1 installed which seems to work ok with the IDE CD-ROM
Is there an Alpha Driver floppy which I need to dual boot with the CD-ROM?

The Answer is :

  The easiest approach might be to configure and bootstrap via an
  available SCSI CD-ROM drive.
  The AlphaServer DS10 CD-ROM media has the ability to bootstrap
  via the V7.2-1 CD-ROM distribution -- the part number for this
  media kit is included in the OpenVMS FAQ.
  To bootstrap OpenVMS Alpha V7.1-2, the V7.1-2 distribution kit
  and the "DS10 Boot Kit" is required -- this kit is often refered
  to as a SHIP kit, and it operates the floppy in conjunction with
  the CD-ROM media.  This floppy should have been shipped with the
  system, for use when OpenVMS Alpha V7.1-2 is involved with this
  particular platform.
  The UPDATE, DQCONFIG, ACRTL, F11X, and GRAPHICS kits should be
  installed when running on OpenVMS V7.1-2.
  Ensure that the system console sees the device correctly, and
  does not see problems with either the IDE or the SCSI bus.

answer written or last revised on ( 9-FEB-2000 )

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