The Question is:
I have a uVAXII running VMX 5-5.2
On this computer, I can't
>>> show dev
I have an RRD50 CD-ROM reader attached to this system, from which I wish to
upgrad to a later version of VMS.
How do I show the system configuration from the >>> prompt??
The Answer is :
The MicroVAX II console is almost twenty years old, and lacks various
of the more useful commands found in more current VAX consoles, and
in Alpha SRM and Integrity consoles. There is no SHOW command in
the KA630 console, among other limitations -- though the KA630 does
have what is known as a sniffer bootstrap, meaning it automatically
looks through for a bootable device in response to a BOOT command.
The BOOT command for a MicroVAX II usually involves a DU device
(when an explicit boot device is specified) and usually DUB0 for
the first unit on the second UQSSP-compatible controller present
on the system. (B indicates the second controller, 0 is the first
unit on the controller.) The name can and will vary based on the
specific Q-bus configuration; see topics including (407), (1149),
(1866), (3232), and (5219).
Probably the easiest way to identify the device is to bootstrap
the current version of OpenVMS VAX, and use the DCL command SHOW
DEVICE D or possibly DU.
The MicroVAX II is no longer supported by OpenVMS VAX. The OpenVMS
Wizard would replace this MicroVAX II KA630 series VAX system with
a less-ancient OpenVMS VAX configuration, or would move forward to
OpenVMS Alpha or to OpenVMS I64.