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booting error on alpaserver

 
jroberts1
Occasional Visitor

booting error on alpaserver

I have and old Alphaserver DS10 that is not booting. I am a novice with this thing so I am hopeing somebody will see what I am missing.

I have a known working hardrive and all other hardware SCSI boards video boards etc tested in another Alph and known to be good.

I get this listed below.
>>>b dka0
(boot dka0.0.0.2000.0 -file vmunix -flags a)
block 0 of dka0.0.0.2000.0 is a valid boot block
reading 936 blocks from dka0.0.0.2000.0
bootstrap code read in
base = 200000, image_start = 0, image_bytes = 75000
initializing HWRPB at 2000
initializing page table at ff48000
initializing machine state
setting affinity to the primary CPU
jumping to bootstrap code
%APB-F-BADSYSROOT, System root does not exist, check bootflags


Is there a SYSA file that I need to edit to make the boot continue.

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Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: booting error on alpaserver

It looks like you are trying to boot an OpenVMS system from the disk while the server's console subsystem is set up for a multiuser-boot of Tru64 Unix.

would be the local root that the system tries to boot from. In most cases, however, the default root is . Try this:
>>> set os_type OpenVMS
>>> set boot_file

>>> set boot_osflags 0,0
>>> boot dka0
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jroberts1
Occasional Visitor

Re: booting error on alpaserver

Hey thanks Uwe Zessin for the reply I tried the commands you sent and got the server to boot up to the working system on the hard disk.

I had another question: On booting Alpha servers.

After shutdown and power off then I powered back on again the system still comes back up to the >>> prompt I can manually load the boot commands and things work great.

Is there a system file I can edit and put these commands into to automaticly bring the system up without entering the operating system and boot commands by hand.

I am trying to build a spare unit I can ship to a remote location and have an operator install it for me. The automatic boot would be the way to go, so as not to have to manually load the commands.

Thanks.

Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: booting error on alpaserver

Sure, if it has not been set - configure the boot device:
>>> set bootdef_dev dka0

Configure automatic boot:
>>> set auto_action boot
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jroberts1
Occasional Visitor

Re: booting error on alpaserver

The set boot to the hard disk is working thanks for the help.