[rescue] OpenVMS CD boot

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Mon Sep 15 22:58:33 CDT 2003

> I am attempting to install OpenVMS 7.2-1 onto a PWS
> 500au.  I pop in the cd and issue the command ">>>boot
> DQB0".  It starts to boot the install CD but then pops
> up with an error message:
> "oINIT_IO_DB-F-CFG_DEV_NOT_FOUND, a device on the boot
> line, or in BOOT_DEV cannot be found in the config
> tables"

It would be much easier to boot and install from a SCSI CDROM drive.
You'll need one that supports 512 byte sectors.

Other than that, try checking the os_type from SRM.  If it isn't set
to OpenVMS, change it and try again.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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