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ANA/IMAGE returns Illegal file fromat on image file

 
A.W.R
Frequent Advisor

ANA/IMAGE returns Illegal file fromat on image file

Hi,

We are running OpenVMS v8.3 on Alpha. We have one very large image.

If we issue the ANALYZE/IMAGE command on it, the command returned the ANALYZE-E-ILLFIL, Illegal file format error.

Has anyone else come across this?

Thanks
Andrew
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John Reagan
Respected Contributor

Re: ANA/IMAGE returns Illegal file fromat on image file

Do a DIR/FULL to make sure you have MRS=512 and RFM=FXIED.

For most recent Alpha images, a DUMP of the .EXE should have a 3 in the first longword (major-id), a 0 in the second longword (minor-id), and a 1 in the longword at offset 34 hex.

That's pretty much all that the ANALYZE code checks for on Alpha.
John Gillings
Honored Contributor

Re: ANA/IMAGE returns Illegal file fromat on image file

Andrew,

Does the image activate? Make sure you're not chasing a logical name and ANALYZE/IMAGE is finding a different image.

Is ILLFIL the only message? If there are others please post them too.

If you can't find an explanation, please post the output of:

$ DUMP/BLOCK=COUNT:1 yourimage

A crucible of informative mistakes

Re: ANA/IMAGE returns Illegal file fromat on image file

I had this problem in T4 with the csvpng_alpha.exe image. The following command fixed it up;

$ set file /attribute = ( rfm:fix, lrl:512 ) t4$sys:csvpng_alpha.exe