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

Mark J. Blair nf6x at
Mon Jun 15 13:02:58 CDT 2015

> On Jun 15, 2015, at 09:50 , Richard Loken <richardlo at> wrote:
> You need to read a little tome entitled "Mastering VMS" by David W. Byron or
> maybe "The VMS User's Manual" that came with VAX/VMS Version 5.

I'll look for those. Thanks!

ANd the /NOASSIST switch worked for me. I didn't even need to pre-initialize the tapes. I'll probably look into doing things the more traditional batch way once I have multiple terminals and/or networking set up, but for now it's a single-user/single-terminal system.

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at>

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