Subject: VAX6400 booting saga: getting VMS to boot without a cluster ...
To: None <,>
From: Gunther Schadow <>
List: port-vax
Date: 12/06/2001 18:59:00

I moved a whole SA600 8-drive array downstairs and I can now
boot from a more recent, may be more complete VMS version.
I'm using the VMS FAQ instructions on conversational boot.
My problem is that ex cluster-vaxen seem not to be covered in
this section of the FAQ. At some point it will just sit there
waiting to join a cluster but since there is none it will
never come back. Can I set some "minimum votes" parameter
on the conversational boot to make it go on? What would that

I'm hoping (dearly) that that version of VMS has UCX and
then I can suck my new Ultrix 4.5 CD over FTP and then I
only need to figure out how to raw-write a disk under VMS.
Do you know? Maybe something with EXCHANGE? I have no clue.
Can I MOUNT/FOREIGN a disk and then just write to it?

thanks for your help,

Gunther Schadow, M.D., Ph.D.          
Medical Information Scientist      Regenstrief Institute for Health Care
Adjunct Assistant Professor        Indiana University School of Medicine