OpenVMS etc.

From: Kevin Monceaux <>
Date: Tue Aug 26 11:50:55 2003


I'm on the run so I can't go into much detail at the moment. If this
doesn't get you going I can try to give more details later.

First of all you need to know the device name for your CD-ROM drive.
Mine is DKB400:. Type "SHOW DEVICE/PAGE" to list the devices on your
system. The DK???? device with a wrtlck status is likely to be your
CD-ROM drive. Substitute that name for DKB400: in the commands

Type "MOUNT DKB400: VAXVMS073". That should mount the cd. I'm guessing
on the volume label. I only have VMS 7.2. If that doesn't work try
"MOUNT DKB400: /OVERRIDE=ID" to mount the cd without specifying a volume

Then use the command "SET DEFAULT DKB400:[000000]" to change to the root
directory of the cd-rom. Type "DIR" and look for the TCPIP directory.
There should be a newer version than what I have on the CD. On the
VMS7.2 cd it's "TCPIP_VAX050". Type "SET DEFAULT
[.TCPIP_VAX050.DOCUMENTATION]" substituting the name of the TCPIP
directory on your cd. In that directory there will be installation
documentation that should guide you through the install.

On Sun, Aug 24, 2003 at 08:04:37PM +0100, Peter Hicks wrote:
> Fred N. van Kempen wrote:
> >Assuming you have a working CDROM drive on the box, you can MOUNT
> >the CDROM drive, set the default directory to the KITS folder on
> >the CDROM, and do the "vmsinstal ucx" or "installprod ucx", and
> >any other package included. There used to be a small HOWTO text
> >file included on that CDROM.
> This is my first dip in to OpenVMS. Could you give me an idiot's guide
> to mounting the CD-ROM and installing TCP/IP? Coming from a strong UNIX
> and Windows background, VMS is confusing me!
> Best wishes,
> Peter.
Received on Tue Aug 26 2003 - 11:50:55 BST

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