Vax 4000-200 - The Saga continues
arcarlini at iee.org
arcarlini at iee.org
Fri Nov 17 02:24:01 CST 2006
Rod Smallwood wrote:
> SET/STARTUP OPA0:
> SET WINDOW_SYSTEM 0
> SET WRITESYSPARAMS 0
OK so this bit says "start fromm OPA0: (the console), don't do any of
this next time".
> $ SPAWN
> $ @SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP
After this bit you have enough of OpenVMS running to fiddle with the
system manager's password.
At this stage you would do:
$ SET DEFAULT SYS$SYSTEM:
$ MC AUTHORIZE
UAF> MOD SYSTEM/PASS=somethingmemorable/PWDLIF=0
(It's been years since I've had to break in so I may
have mis-typed or missed a step ... I'm sure someone will
chip in if I have)
So now reboot and when the system comes up normally you just
login as SYSTEM with your memorable password.
> This is mostly correct.... But what they don't say is the system gets
> left in a minimum condition.
Did you log out and did it reboot?
> In my case only the drive it booted from ie no 2/3rd drives, no tape
> and no ethernet devices.
> Under the low level prompt (>>>) all devices are shown as present.
> i.e. DIA0 (RF71), DIA1 (RF72), DIA2 (RF72) MUA0 (Tape) and EZA0
I'm guessing that
$ MC SYSGEN A A /LOG
would have sorted you out but ...
> OK so lets try reversing the commands at the SYSBOOT prompt
> SYSBOOT> SET/STARTUP SYS$SYSTARTUP_VMS.COM;2
Should this not be SYS$SYSTEM:STARTUP.COM? It absolutely should not
have a version number in there.
> SYSBOOT> SET WINDOW_SYSTEM 1
> SYSBOOT> SET WRITESYSPARAMS 1
> SYSBOOT> CONTINUE
> startup begins,
> Then the following errors:
> invalid logical name
> previous value of SYSUAF has been superseded
> error opening SYS$SYSROOT:[SYSMGR]BT$DEFINE_SYSTEMS.COM; as input
> file not found
> ON MIN OR UPGRADE START UP CLUE IS NOT RUN
You are using the wrong startup procedure and some pre-requisite has not
> Then a load of OPCOM messages
Definitely set the startup procedure properly.
> If anybody does know where the answer is a link would be nice.
After your first reboot the startup would have been restored
to the correct value. WRITESYSPARAMS of 0 means "don't write anything
I've changed back to a file on exit so none of the changes will be
present on next boot". If all you've changed is as described above,
then reset the startup procedure (WINDOW_SYSTEM is fine as is)
and you'll be OK.
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