The Question is:
after searching in de FQA's I stll have a question. We try to create a bootable
CD of VMS and some tools.
We create a file with .iso structure but ... no able to boot from the disk.
We get the following error during boot.
? T_ERR_SCSI - CHECK_BOOTBLOCK
What indicate there is NO valid boot block.
Do you have / know who to fix this ?.
(Note: make the .iso file "bootable" ? )
Jan de Witte - Terneuzen - Holland
The Answer is :
Neither OpenVMS VAX nor OpenVMS Alpha systems bootstrap from
ISO-9660 disks. (It is possible for ISO-9660 disk structures
to overlay with bootable ODS-2 or ODS-5 disk structures, which
may be the source of your confusion. But OpenVMS boots from
ODS-2 or ODS-5 structures.)
If you want to see how an OpenVMS CD is built, look at the OpenVMS
distribution kit and at the provided DCL command procedure
(SYS$SYSTEM:AXPVMS$PCSI_INSTALL_MIN.COM) that generates a bootable
disk. Your target disk is clearly lacking a bootblock, meaning
that WRITEBOOT was not run against the source of the partition.
Create such a PCSI installation disk in an LD-based (or your own
prefered disk partition tool) partition. Burn it using CDRECORD
(or your prefered CD recording tool). Boot it.
The OpenVMS Wizard would tend to avoid Windows CD recording tools,
as these can increase the confusion should they not perform a raw
block burn -- the OpenVMS Wizard prefers to use OpenVMS Freeware
and a direct-attached SCSI or ATA/ATAPI CD-R device.