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swap PWS600au from Linux to VMS ?

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Didier Morandi_2
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swap PWS600au from Linux to VMS ?

Hello all,

I have a PWS600au with Linux/Alpha installed on it. I also have a BA350 with two disks. One of them has VMS 7.3-1 on it.

I wish to boot from that disk and perform a restore of the local system disk, because the PWS600 has an IDE CD-ROM (for the moment).

When I boot and get to the SRM prompt, I see my PKA controller but not the disks 200 and 300.

What would you do to have vms installed as fast as possible?

Merci beaucoup.
:-)

D.
I want to become the European VMS VP :-)
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Ian Miller.
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Re: swap PWS600au from Linux to VMS ?

I'm glad you are upgrading your PWS600 :-)

It sounds like you have a hardware problem preventing the disks in the BA350 from being visable.

What sort of IDE CDROM is it? Some are ok to boot from
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Didier Morandi_2
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Re: swap PWS600au from Linux to VMS ?

:-)

I have the wrong one (checked with the faq and actually tried to boot from it).

I also guess that I may have a termination problem, as my BA has a to connect another BA...

D.
I want to become the European VMS VP :-)
Ian Miller.
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Re: swap PWS600au from Linux to VMS ?

Can you describe your hardware a bit more?
Is the internal onboard scsi connected to a connector on the back of the box or is it another card and if so what card?
I guess you have a cable from the back of the PWS to the BA350 IO personality module - what connectors do you have on that. Is there another cable from that to another BA350?
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Jan van den Ende
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Re: swap PWS600au from Linux to VMS ?

Didier,

since you came from *X, is your console variable OS_TYPE set to OPENVMS?
If not, then make it so.

(and thx for the Nashua pictures!)

Proost.

Buvez un(e) de moi.

jpe
Don't rust yours pelled jacker to fine doll missed aches.
Didier Morandi_2
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Re: swap PWS600au from Linux to VMS ?

re: Ian
Good guess. And I found that I do have two PK cards. I plugged the BA in the other one and now all is fine. There maybe a terminator in one card and not in the other one.

re: Jan
I did.

Now let's experiment MOP boot... :-)
I want to become the European VMS VP :-)
Didier Morandi_2
Frequent Advisor

Re: swap PWS600au from Linux to VMS ?

Happiness is seeing a BA disk from a Linux Station...
I want to become the European VMS VP :-)