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Mario Abruzzi
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Init IO Database Error Message

Where can I find information about the following error message received during an ES47 boot?

%INIT_IO_DB-F-CFG_DEV_NOT_FOUND, A device on the boot line, or in BOOT_DEV, cannot be found in the config tables.
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David B Sneddon
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Re: Init IO Database Error Message

Mario,

What command are you using to boot?
It would seem that somewhere you have a list of
boot devices (SHOW BOOTDEF_DEV) to see the default
settings for the box.
The message is indicating that one of the items
in the boot list does not exist.
Have you changed the hardware configuration?

Dave
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: Init IO Database Error Message

Mario,

there should have been a second line of information for this error. Telling the console pathname of the device and the ID.

If you take the HW-ID, you can look for it in the config tables (i.e. SYS$SYSTEM:SYS$CONFIG.DAT) on the disk, from which you were trying to boot. If this type of device is not in the config tables (as indicated by the primary error message), you may be booting a version of OpenVMS, which does not support your HW config.

Volker.
Mario Abruzzi
Contributor

Re: Init IO Database Error Message

The second line of this error message is:

-Console pathname SCSI3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 @wwid1, ID = FA0010DF.FA0010DF

How does this information correspond with the information in SYS$SYSTEM:SYS$CONFIG.DAT?
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: Init IO Database Error Message

Mario,

the following is the appropriate entry from SYS$SYSTEM:SYS$CONFIG.DAT (from a V8.2 system):

device = "3R-A513*-AA (Emulex LP10000)"
name = FG
driver = SYS$FGEDRIVER
adapter = PCI
id = 0xFA0010DF
boot_class = PG
boot_flags = HW_CTRL_LTR, UNIT_0
flags = FIBRE, PORT, BOOT
end_device

Your ES47 system has a LP10000 HBA installed and your OpenVMS version does not yet support this adapter. Looks like support for the LP10000 has first been provided in V8.2:

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/fibre/

Volker.
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: Init IO Database Error Message

Mario,

LP10000 support is also available for V7.2-2 and higher with the most recent FIBRE_SCSI patch kits:

VMS722_FIBRE_SCSI-V0600
VMS731_FIBRE_SCSI-V0600
VMS732_FIBRE_SCSI-V0300 (or higher)

You will need to install those patches on your OpenVMS system disk from a machine, which is able to boot from that disk via a supported FC adapter.

Volker.
Tibor Tamas
Occasional Visitor

Re: Init IO Database Error Message

Hello,

We have the same problem here with a Digital Alpha Personal Workstation 433au that has a new system drive. We got it dead, swiched the HDD, upgrade SRM to 7.2-1 Mar 6 2000 and now we try to install the OS.

We boot from a OpenVMS v7.2-1 Install CD, get the same message every time while the system falls into a loop trying to load the system from the CD and only hard reset can stop it.

The error message is:
"%INIT_IO_DB-F-CFG_DEV_NOT_FOUND, A device on the boot line, or in BOOT_DEV, cannot be found in the config tables
-Console pathname SCSI 0 4 0 1 1 0 0 ID = 000000000.06461095
Ignoring device, not loading boot driver"

What can we do if there isn't any SYS$SYSTEM:SYS$CONFIG.DAT on the system drive?
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: Init IO Database Error Message

Tibor,

is 06461095 a typo ? The only 'similar' device HW ID I can find in a V7.3-1 SYS$CONFIG.DAT is 0x06491095, which is for a "CMD 649 IDE/ATA Controller" (DQA0).

This line is NOT in SYS$CONFIG.DAT on a V7.2-1 system disk I have access to, so it looks like you are trying to boot V7.2-1 via a controller, which it doesn't support. Can you try booting a V7.3-1 CD ?

Volker.
Tibor Tamas
Occasional Visitor

Re: Init IO Database Error Message

I double checked the error message, it's 6461095.

Unfortunatelly we have only OpenVMS v7.2-1 install CD. Where can we ge a v7.3 or newer? Or maybe a floppy install kit?

Tibor
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: Init IO Database Error Message

Tibor,

if 06491095 is a CMD 649 IDE/ATA and you have a HW-ID of 06461095, it could well be a CMD 646 controller and that one won't be supported by OpenVMS, so then even finding a V7.3 (or higher) kit won't help.

There is some discussion about about DPWS systems and IDE bootstrap in the OpenVMS FAQ (chapter 14.4.4):

http://h71000.www7.hp.com/faq/vmsfaq.txt

What does >>> SHOW CONFIG report on your system ?

Has this system been running OpenVMS before ? And if so, which version ?

Volker.
Tibor Tamas
Occasional Visitor

Re: Init IO Database Error Message

Thank you for the lead. I checked the FAQ and the CONFIG and unfortunatelly we have 'Intel SIO 82378' chipset that is willing to boot only from SCSI CD. We don't have a working a SCSI drive.

We got the computer from another branch, all we know they didn't use it for a while and the system disk was dead when it arrived.

Is it possible to install from a CD image from HDD?

Tibor
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: Init IO Database Error Message

Tibor,

if you can put the system HDD into another system, you can do the installation there. OpenVMS always provides all drivers for all supported systems during installation. You can then take the HDD and then boot it in your PWS 433 system...

Good luck,

Volker.