Egregious VMS newbie questions

From: Antonio Carlini <>
Date: Sun Jan 11 18:17:46 2004

> Do you have a VAX that doesn't know about clusters? Of course
> the ROM knows about VMS and clusters! It's a bloody VAX! I
> don't suppose you'll remember all the talking when Alpha VMS
> was released and people wondered whether the Alpha firmware
> would expect VMSCLUSTER instead of VAXCLUSTER?
> I spent 18 years working with VAXen and Alphas so I suspect I
> might know what I'm talking about.

You should never post when a Red Dwarf re-run is on :-)

The console knows nothing about anything really.

If you have OpenVMS on the disk you can boot it such that
it will dawdle in SYCONFIG (or rather, an almost-equivalent)
and have a chat with you and that's where you would
twiddle VAXCLUSTER and friends.


Antonio Carlini   
Received on Sun Jan 11 2004 - 18:17:46 GMT

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