The Question is:
My Alpha2100 4/200 won't boot to the VMS 7.3 O/S CD and it hangs at "jumping to
bootstrap coda". It did work on a 2100 4/275. That makes me think there might
be a h/w minimum requirement for 7.3. Doe's 7.3 have a h/w limit? If this
version is supposed to
run on AS2100 4/200, what should I ckeck/change to make it boot to the install
I am sure my CD drive works. Booting to f/w 6.2 or 5.3 CD fails too. The
console command I use is "boot -flags 0,0 dka600".
The Answer is :
The AlphaServer 2100 series is supported by the OpenVMS Alpha V7.3
operating system, and bootstraps of the distribution CD media were
tested as part of standard OpenVMS testing.
You cite that either the disk or the drive worked on another AlphaServer
2100 series system, and the OpenVMS Wizard will here assume this was the
CD disk media and not the drive that was swapped between systems.
You have several CD bootstrap failures on different disks, but believe
the drive works? The OpenVMS Wizard might draw different conclusions.
Based solely on what is referenced here, the OpenVMS Wizard might well
suspect the particular drive has failed.
It is also possible that there is an error in the bootstrap processing,
or a core system hardware error within the particular failing system,
or that there is a firmware problem. (There is no indication here that
the particular system is currently known to work, or is running some
other OpenVMS release, nor details on the current system environment.)
Please contact your hardware support organization, as a start.