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Warning: those guides are mostly obsolete, please have a look at the new documentation.


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.

(obsolete, see the new doc)