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Conversational Boot, bypass SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM?

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The Question is:

How can I startup VMS cleanly, bypassing all the startup files

The Answer is :

  You will not want to bypass all startup files, as the standard system
  startup files (including SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP.COM) establish the context
  needed for system operations.
  If you wish to bypass the site-specific files (including the file
  SYS$MANAGER:SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM), please see the OpenVMS documentation
  for details on the conversationsal bootstrap; specifically, please
  see the emergency startup and shutdown sections of the OpenVMS System
  Managers' Essentials manual.
  General information on conversational bootstraps -- particularly in
  the context of a forgotten system password -- is also included in the
  OpenVMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documentation.
  In particular, the usual approach is a conversational bootstrap,
  and to then set the system parameter STARTUP_P1 to "MIN.

answer written or last revised on ( 24-NOV-2002 )

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