The Question is:
I'm trying to boot an old VAXstation 3100 M38. When i type 'boot dka300' the
?42 NOSUCHFILE, DKA300
?06 HLT INST
PC = 00000BBE
Does it say that VMS is not installed (I've never seen this computer running),
the hard drive crashed or is it another problem ?
Another question : I don't have any CD of VMS.
Must I buy a VMS license to re-install VMS if necessary ?
Jean-Michel Bechet - Belgium
The Answer is :
Please first install OpenVMS VAX on this system -- it appears that
the target disk does not contain a (valid) copy of OpenVMS.
In order to legally use OpenVMS, you must have a valid license.
Information on the OpenVMS Hobbyist program and the associated
CD-ROM distribution -- if this program is applicable to your planned
use of this system -- is available in the OpenVMS FAQ.
The OpenVMS Wizard knows of very few excuses that would apologize
for the lack of a CD-ROM on this system or on other SCSI-capable
systems. If you choose to acquire a third-party CD-ROM drive, it
must support 512 byte block transfers -- RRD-series CD-ROM drives
have this support.