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OpenVMS 8.3 Alpha installation 


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Boot the cdrom 

From the SRM console (here an alphaserver 800), eventually switch to serial mode, 

set console serial


Make the system stop automaticly at SRM console, define the OS type and disable stupid reboot behaviours, 

set auto_action halt
set os_type openvms
set boot_reset off


Boot the openvms cdrom, 

show dev
boot -flags 0,0 dka400

note. change dka400 accordingly 




During installation, we choose the defaults but: 

- ODS-2 filesystem, to be compatible with vms/vax 

- without DECnet, DECnet-Plus and DECnet Phase IV, just using HP TCP/IP Services 

- no Product Authorization Keys yet (will be fixed later with @sys$update:vmslicense) 

- without DECwindows Motif 



First boot 

Make sure boot_dev, bootdef_dev point to the relevant disk, 

show dev
show boot_dev
show bootdef_dev


Remove any boot flag and make the system boot automaticly, 

set boot_osflags
set auto_action boot


OpenVMS configures itself, autogen and sutff, reboots, and you're ready to go.