How to install hobbiest CD?

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Date: Mon Jan 8 11:21:28 2001

What kind of cdrom drive and hard disk are you using? I had a hard time
finding a drive that would work on my Vaxstation 4000/60. It likes my
Quantum drives but not others. The symtom was a dump when I tried to use
Backup to install the image. The machine would trap and give me a
screenfull of numbers to write down...

I also had a realy hard time with a cdrom drive and this machine. I
eventually had to get a real RRD40 to get VMS installed. All the other
drives would boot and get me to the Backup prompt, but the install would
fail when I tried to install the image to hard disk. It is funny that the
Vax didn't mind booting backup from a generic, non-512byte block cdrom
drive, but the backup program freaks out on it. It is usually the other
way around.....

It drove me nuts.



In <>, on 01/08/01
   at 12:21 PM, Neil Cherry <> said:

>I've discovered something a bit weird while loading OpenVMS on my 3100.
>It hangs when I try to backup from the 7.2 CD! It does a mount
>verification and never returns. I've even attempted the IPC method but
>that just dumps!

>I was able to load 6.1 but the license fails. May this be caused by the
>fact that I attempted to use the license from a MicroVAX II (different
>serial number)? Should I get a license for each machine (I have 3)?

>BTW I had to try all sorts of variations of backup before it would backup
>to the disk.


Jeffrey S. Worley
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