The Question is:
Hi VMS' Wizards,
Please forgive me for the easy question, but I'm a newbie on OpenVMS. I'm
trying to load OpenVMS 7.2 on a spare 500a machine with IDE CD-ROM (although
SRM reports 500au).
OpenVMS loads OK, but it hangs after "jumping to boostrap code" , for
I found a solution for OpenVMS 7.1 , ie the ECO alpdriv10_071, that I
downloaded via FTP.
Now the question are: Is it still valid for version 7.2 ?
How do I recreate the disk to 'boot -fl 0,80000 dqa0, dva0' ?? I mean, I got
the file: How can I create the disk in a way is understood by the boot
process ??? Please note that I do not have any other VMS machine (this is a
spare machine from my office t
hat I brough home and I got the Hobbst Licence).
Thanks a million.
The Answer is :
The Personal Workstation -a series platform is NOT supported by
OpenVMS. Various models of the Personal Workstation -a series do
have various hardware-level differences from the -au series.
The OpenVMS Wizard will assume that all PCI widgets are supported
Further, there are variations of the -au series which do not permit
IDE bootstraps. In particular, systems with the Cypress chip can
bootstrap OpenVMS from IDE CD-ROM or from SCSI CD-ROM, while systems
with the Intel SIO must bootstrap from SCSI CD-ROM.
Current OpenVMS distribution kits do correctly bootstrap from IDE-based
CD-ROM media on those Personal Workstation systems that have support for
it. (eg: those members of the -au series with the Cypress chip.)
There are no VMSINSTAL-based OpenVMS ECO kits (eg: ALPDRIV10_071) for
OpenVMS Alpha V7.1-2 and later. Only PCSI-based ECO kits are used,
and VMSINSTAL-based ECO kits cannot and should not be installed on
OpenVMS Alpha V7.1-2 and later.