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

Mark J. Blair nf6x at
Sat Jun 13 17:51:31 CDT 2015

> On Jun 13, 2015, at 14:29, Peter Coghlan <cctalk at> wrote:
> Did I say that?
> I meant:
> $ spawn /nowait @sys$
> (sorry)

Aha! Now I understand.

Ok, I have the SYSTEM password reset, and the license pak installed. Next task is to perform backups. First attempt to do that has presented my next learning opportunity:

How do I respond to tape mount requests on the same console where I'm running BACKUP? When I get the request asking whether to create a new tape volume, it doesn't seem to respond to terminal input.

Mark J. Blair, NF6X <nf6x at>

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