Subject: Re: Most perverted DEC system: DECsystem 5500
To: Michael Kukat <>
From: Simon Burge <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 10/31/2002 00:16:40
Michael Kukat wrote:

> how do you get the ">>" prompt on this machine? I just get the VAX-like ">>>"
> prompt, which can't handle the syntax mentioned. The result is the message
> "ARG OVERF", as "help" also doesn't mention this syntax. I know this from the
> DECstations, but my DECsystem 5500 behaves a bit different, it looks more like
> a VAX in the firmware. (Yes, it really has R3000 CPU boards).

You found "exit" :)

> In worst case, i will try booting via MOP with using ris on the boot server,
> which will be a DECstation 5000/240. But booting this beast from CD would be
> much nicer and easier :)

Something like:

	boot -f rz(0,4,0)

should do the trick (or is that just "rz(4)"?)  Assuming of course the
CD is wired up at SCSI id 4.

Simon Burge                            <>
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