The Question is:
When booting the alpha server I get to a chevron prompt. How do I initiate a
boot from there
The Answer is :
The command is BOOT, assuming the default boot device has been
previously configured. If not, BOOT ddcu, where ddcu is the
name of the target system disk tfrom which the bootstrap will
Also available at the chevron prompt is the HELP command.
The usual SRM console commands are
SET BOOTDEV_DEF ddcu
SET AUTO_ACTION action
ddcu indicates the device name.
The BOOTDEV_DEF and AUTO_ACTION environment variables set
the default bootstrap device, and AUTO_ACTION establishes
the system console behaviour upon power-up. (Your system
either has no bootstrap default, or the power-up action is
set to HALT.)
See HELP for these and other commands.
For important information on your Alpha system, please see
the Owner's Guide for the particular system and please see
the OpenVMS Alpha installation and upgrade documentation.
Various Alpha platform documentation is available via the
Alpha hardware pointers in the FAQ, and the OpenVMS manuals
and related documentation are also available via pointers
in the FAQ.