The Question is:
I am attempting to install a larger system HD. When I power up and do a 'show
config' from the console, the new drive shows up as 'dka0.0.0.9.0 SEAGATE
ST19171N CLA'. A 'user/data' hard drive that I've been using in the system all
along is also a Seagate
ST19171N and is reported as 'dka18.104.22.168.0 SEAGATE ST19171N'. A 'show dev'
reports the following for dka0 :
'dka0.0.0.9.0 dka0 SEAGATE ST19171N CLAR09 3506'. When I boot the OpenVMS
V7.2-2 System CD to do a fresh installation I eventually get an 'invalid media
format' error using dka0 as the destination device. I get the same message
when I try to initialize d
ka0 directly. Any ideas ?? If the problem is that I did not purchase the hard
drive from Compaq, could you give me a Compaq model/part # for the same or
similar hard drive. Thanks, Craig
The Answer is :
Please see the OpenVMS FAQ, specifically the section on using large
disk drives. In particular, please consider V7.2-2, and please
apply current ECO kits.
As for supported devices, please see the OpenVMS Software Product
Description (SPD) document referenced in the FAQ, and please see the
StorageWorks website and particularly the AlphaServer hardware
compatibility information that is available at the AlphaServer website.