VAX4000/300 MNS7.3 isntallation from CDROM

Jerry Weiss jsw at
Fri Aug 7 10:47:22 CDT 2015

Follow the OpenVMS VAX Version 7.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual

Section 3 takes you through the basics on how create a new disk.   I used the same procedure just last week.

Good Luck.

> On Aug 7, 2015, at 10:26 AM, Holm Tiffe <holm at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've got an VAX4000/300 eqipped with an TK70, 2x RF31, 1xRF71 disks,
> and an CQD-200/TM.
> I've connected an toshiba Xm5701 drive to the SCSI Bus and the machine sses
> it as DUA3. I have a VMS7.3 CDROM and want to install it on one of the
> disks.
> I've read some documents on HPs website but it isn't clear to me
> how to boot the cdrom correctly, there is root 1 mentioned.
> What bootflag must entered, B/R5:10000000?
> the case w/o the R5:10000000 I get a $ Promt finally (here I habe to
> read further). With the bootflag the System is complaining that dua3 is
> write protected (it is the cdrom)...
> What's the correct way to install VMS on that machine?
> Regards,
> Holm
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