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adarsh_4
Frequent Advisor

insufficent dynamic memeroy

i have a personal workstation 500au loaded with vms 7.3. when i boot the system it gives an error as "insufficent dynamic memory for a request of 4592 bytes". i even boot with startup_p1=min but still it would not boot up

any ideas please
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Jon Pinkley
Honored Contributor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

Undo the last thing you changed since it worked.

That's the best answer I can give with such a vauge problem description.

Is this the same workstation that just had its SCSI cable changed?

What has happened since it was working?

Jon
it depends
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

>>>show memory
adarsh_4
Frequent Advisor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

this is not the same server that i was talking about earlier. i cant do a show memory coz it just cant boot
Jon Pinkley
Honored Contributor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

The command Steven cited is an SRM console command, as hinted at by the ">>>" prompt.

See this thread:

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=888357

I don't know enough about the personal workstation 500au to know how complete its SRM implementation is.

I haven't read it, but this thread looks like it has quite a bit about the PWS 500au and some additional pointers. Enought to give you some things to try anyway.

http://forums.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1186007

Good luck,

Jon
it depends
Wim Van den Wyngaert
Honored Contributor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

Boot conversational and try increasing PAGEDYN and NPAGEDYN (guess it must be one of the 2, my guess is PAGEDYN). Then continue the boot.

Wim
Wim
labadie_1
Honored Contributor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

boot conversational, issue a
>use default
>continue

This should work
Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

Boot conversationally:

http://labs.hoffmanlabs.com/node/204

At the SYSBOOT prompt:

USE DEFAULT
CONTINUE

clean SYS$SYSTEM:MODPARAMS.DAT of the random cruft that accretes over the years. If you're not familiar with the typical minimal MODPARAMS.DAT contents, post up what's in your version of the file and we'll have a look at it.

Re-AUTOGEN (usually @SYS$UPDATE:AUTOGEN GETDATA SETPARAMS FEEDBACK) the box.

and try again.

And upgrade off V7.3 to something more current such as V7.3-2 or V8.3, and also consider adding more physical memory to the box.

And if someone has made direct system parameter modifications using SYSMAN PARAMETERS command, well, don't do that.
comarow
Trusted Contributor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

Even in min boot it still does sylogicals. If you define a lot of logicals that will eat up
pagedyn. This may or may not be the case with
you, but something to be aware of.

Something changed.

Bob Comarow
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

Adarsh,

are you sure, that this message is coming from OpenVMS ?

Please have a look at the following thread:

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1089544

This may be a message issued by the Alpha SRM console code.

You need to post the full message from your console during boot, if you expect any further help. Include the last command issued and a couple of lines around the error message.

Volker.
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

Also note, that if you had correctly spelled the error message, a google search would have returned much more useful information...

insufficient dynamic memory for a request of ...

Volker.

adarsh_4
Frequent Advisor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

the show memory command shows "system tested memory = 256MB". steve
adarsh_4
Frequent Advisor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

i tried to boot with the following command "b -fl 0,1 dka100" to go into conversational boot but still i get the same error as "insufficent dynamic memory for a request of 4592 bytes".

I have not done any changes to the server.
Volker Halle
Honored Contributor

Re: insufficent dynamic memeroy

adarsh,

as I've said before, this message seems to be issued by the Alpha SRM console and not by OpenVMS !

Could you switch the console to serial mode, connect a terminal emulator and capture the console output ? Then post it here as an attached .TXT file. Include >>> SHOW * and other SHOW commands at the console level.

Volker.