Documentation error - VSI OpenVMS x86-64 V9.2-2 Installation Guide

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Documentation error - VSI OpenVMS x86-64 V9.2-2 Installation Guide

Post by m_detommaso » Mon Apr 01, 2024 12:50 pm


VSI OpenVMS x86-64 V9.2-2 Installation Guide
Document Number: DO-DVXINS-01A
Publication Date: January 2024
Operating System and Version: VSI OpenVMS x86-64 Version V9.2-2
Pag.26 - 3.2.1. Creating a Non-Shadowed Target Disk From a Shadowed Disk

The instructions provided are valid for the integrity platform only and not for x86.

VMS_922_Installation_Guide_pag26_error.PNG

The same error is also present in "VSI OpenVMS x86-64 V9.2-1 Installation Guide" :

Document Number: DO-DVXINS-01A
Publication Date: June 2023
Revision Update Information: This is a new manual.
Operating System and Version: VSI OpenVMS x86-64 Version V9.2-1
Pag.24 - 3.2.1. Creating a Non-Shadowed Target Disk From a Shadowed Disk


/Maurizio
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Re: Documentation error - VSI OpenVMS x86-64 V9.2-2 Installation Guide

Post by reinhardtjh » Mon Apr 01, 2024 1:13 pm

You're right. The Boot_Flags are different for x86. I"m not sure where they are documented.
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Re: Documentation error - VSI OpenVMS x86-64 V9.2-2 Installation Guide

Post by bobwilson » Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:52 pm

I sent email to the documentation & QA folks to see if they know about this issue...in the mean time...

I'm guessing that you already know how to work around the issue (?) ... if not (and for anyone who stumble on this looking for a work around): You'd use the some of the same steps in the following section (3.2.2 "Upgrading a Non-shadowed System Disk"):

Shell> map -b
Shell> fsx:\efi\vms\vms_bootmgr # where the "x" in "fsx" is a bootable file system [in the map -b display]

...which will get you the BOOTMGR> prompt, which is proceeded by a "splash screen" with some useful information, including:

DEFAULT BOOT COMMAND: BOOT DKE100 0x00 0x00000000

The 0x00 is the system root, the 0x00000000 are the FLAGS (my disk is DKE100:)

To boot "conversational" (to get the SYSBOOT> prompt) you'd do (replace DKE100 with the device spec of your disk):

BOOTMGR> BOOT DKE100 0 1 # root 0, flag=1

From the BOOTMGR> prompt HELP is your friend :-), also FLAGS (which will give a summary of the flags that you can specify)

Once you get the SYSBOOT> prompt the rest of the instructions in section 3.2.1 should be the same
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Re: Documentation error - VSI OpenVMS x86-64 V9.2-2 Installation Guide

Post by m_detommaso » Tue Apr 02, 2024 5:07 am



>>> I'm guessing that you already know how to work around the issue (?) ... if not (and for anyone who stumble on this
>>> looking for a work around): You'd use the some of the same steps in the following section (3.2.2 "Upgrading a Non-
>>> shadowed System Disk"):

Yep, I know how to successfully boot VMS into conversational boot in x86 environment (and thank you for reporting it in your post). I simply brought to VSI's attention that in those paragraphs there are instructions valid only for the Integrity platform (vms_loader.efi) and not for x86 platform (vms_bootmgr.efi)

Thank you also for raising this issue to the VSI documentation team.

Kind regards,
/Maurizio
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