The Question is:
How do you do a min boot on a vax 6330 5-5.2
and is there a way to upgrade a boot disk with vmsinstal if it is not the
active boot drive
The Answer is :
To perform a conversational bootstrap, you will need to modify your
normal system boot command. Specifically, you will need to set the
lowest bit into the contents loaded into register R5. The exact boot
command will vary by platform, and the OpenVMS VAX installation and
upgrade manual has details of the various commands.
For a full list of the R5 options available on the boot command and
a brief description of conversational bootstraps (in the context of
a forgotten system password), please see the OpenVMS FAQ.
If you boot your VAX 6000 series system from system root SYSx, then
the conversational boot command would look like this:
BOOT /R5:x0000001 /XMI:a /BI:b [/R3:c] [/NODE:d] DUu
x is the target system root on the system disk.
a is the XMI node number of the system disk.
b is the VAXBI node number of the system disk.
c pertains to volume shadowing. This qualifier is
not required unless you are using volume shadowing.
For more information, refer to the Volume Shadowing
for OpenVMS manual.
d is the HSC node number of the node being accessed.
The /NODE qualifier is not necessary if you are booting
from a local disk. The HSC node number is in hexadecimal.
You can deposit a maximum of two HSC node numbers (if two
HSCs are available).
u is the unit number of the drive holding the system disk.
No. OpenVMS VAX expects to upgrade the running operating system.