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ashrafsabry
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error when initialize a hard disk on openvms

Hi Guys....

when I'm trying to initialize a  hard disk in server RX7640 , it has two local disks 73 GB one of them  is a system disk openvms v8.3 and the other one is empty 

I try to initialize  the hard disk but it give me this error 

ITAN2008>init $9$dkd500: alex
%CLI-F-SYNTAX, error parsing 'SPECIAL_FILES'
-CLI-E-ENTNF, specified entity not found in command tables

can anyone help me 

Thanks 

 

A.Sabry
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Volker Halle
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Re: error when initialize a hard disk on openvms

Your version of INIT.EXE does not match your version of DCLTABLES.EXE in the context of the current process.

Patch Problem ? Some SET COMMAND invoking a different/wrong DCLTABLES.EXE ?

Volker.

ashrafsabry
Occasional Contributor

Re: error when initialize a hard disk on openvms

thank for you reply 

so, what can I do now ?

Is there any solution

Thanks

A.Sabry
Volker Halle
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Re: error when initialize a hard disk on openvms

Did you ever INIT a disk on this system ? Did it ever work ?

It looks like the command INIT/VOLUME_CHARACTERISTICS=[NO]SPECIAL_FILES might have been added via a patch (VMS83I_RMS-V0600) to OpenVMS V8.3. Is that patch installed on your System ($ PRODUCT SHOW HISTORY) ?

If you really need to INIT that disk and this command does not work on your current system, consider to boot from DVD and then init the disk.

Volker.

Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: error when initialize a hard disk on openvms

There was a BAD PATCH: VMS83I_RMS-V0500 !

Followed by a fix in VMS83I_RMS-V0600:

5.2  Problems addressed in this kit

          5.2.1  INIT.CLD Omitted from VMS83I_RMS-V0500

               5.2.1.1  Problem Description:

               The VMS83I_RMS-V0500 patch kit shipped the new
               [NO]SPECIAL_FILES volume characteristic but did not
               include a new INIT.CLD file, causing the INIT command to
               fail with the following error:

               $ INIT $1$DGA1280: TEST1
               %CLI-F-SYNTAX, error parsing 'SPECIAL_FILES'
               -CLI-E-ENTNF, specified entity not found in command
                             tables

               Images Affected:
                -  [SYSUPD]INIT.CLD

Obtain and install VMS83I_RMS-V0600. This patch is from 2008 - 11 years ago !

Volker.

ashrafsabry
Occasional Contributor

Re: error when initialize a hard disk on openvms

thank You very much But how I can get this batch VMS83I_RMS-V0600 do you know where I can download this patch Thanks
A.Sabry
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor
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Re: error when initialize a hard disk on openvms

OpenVMS patches are not publicly available anymore since a couple of years. You need an OpenVMS Software Support contract with HPE to obtain patches.

So maybe booting standalone from the V8.3 DVD may be your only alternative to INIT that disk.

Volker.

ashrafsabry
Occasional Contributor

Re: error when initialize a hard disk on openvms

Thank You Volker...

A.Sabry