The Question is:
I recently purchased a vaxstation 4000 model 60, which unfortunately came with
no documentation. I have installed VMS V7.2 but when I boot the system, I
85 RESTART SYS
83 BOOT SYS
%SYSBOOT-I-SYSBOOT Mapping the SYSDUMP.DMP on the System Disk
The system continues to boot normally and runs fine. What is the significance
of "84 FAIL"? Is it something as silly as having an unterminated SCSI
connection, no monitor connected or maybe something more sinister?
Thanks and regards,
The Answer is :
Your system is set to attempt to restart, and then (if that fails)
to reboot. (This particular setting permits certain OpenVMS crashes
to be logged.) When a system is configured for restart/reboot, this
output sequence is expected and normal.
On the VAXstation 4000 model 60 series, the console command SET HALT
controls this behaviour -- your system is apparently set to 1, which
requests a restart and then a reboot. SET HALT 2 forces a direct
reboot, and 3 halts the system. Use the console SHOW HALT to display
the current value.
Please see the OpenVMS FAQ for pointers to available hardware sites.
Also see the console HELP command for details on the console commands