First VAX-11/730 VMS Boot! (was: Re: VAX-11/730 %BOOT-F-Unexpected Machine Check)

Jerry Weiss jsw at
Sat Jun 13 20:40:46 CDT 2015

If you are running backup and it is asking for additional tapes, then I believe you can do the following


initialize additional tapes as needed  (prior tape should have rewound…)
mount tape


Jerry Weiss  WB9MRI
jsw at

> On Jun 13, 2015, at 8:04 PM, Mark J. Blair <nf6x at> wrote:
> Thanks! I will try that out. 
>> On Jun 13, 2015, at 18:01, Glen Slick <glen.slick at> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Jun 13, 2015 at 5:45 PM, Mark J. Blair <nf6x at> wrote:
>>> Thanks, I will read that. But how do I enter the reply command when the BACKUP program is hogging the console? Is there a VMS equivalent to the way a task can be suspended in UNIX with ^Z?
>> I'm no expert, but I think you can sometimes do ^Y, and then CONTINUE,
>> but only if you only execute built-in commands between the ^Y and the

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