VAX4000/300 MNS7.3 isntallation from CDROM

Holm Tiffe holm at
Sat Aug 8 05:00:29 CDT 2015

Peter Coghlan wrote:

> On Sat, 08 Aug 2015 at 08:21:07 +0200, Holm Tiffe <holm at> wrote:
> >
> > I'm starting the image restore and now I have a problem that the DSSI disks
> > are "not software enabled".
> >
> I'm not sure but I think I recall getting that error when trying to mount a
> disk that had media problems :-(

Yes, so are the hints in the manuals.
.. but I've erased and verified thoses disks with the Utilities on them
(>>> set host/dup/DSSI/bus:0 0 params)
and that verify came up w/o errors. I had one disk that would'nt spin up
after power up and I've repaired that disk with an rubber hammer :-)
(Reported that months before) ..but taht I'snt the disk I'm trying to

I've used the RF Series Integrated Storage Element Users Guide
to do this and in this moment I've run Verify again:

LBN Statistics:
                     0 Total Block(s) in error

So I think I missed one step, a logical format or so... on the other side
I can find no hints what that could be..

My tries to install produces the same errors on the two RF31 disks,
haven't tried to install on the RF71 but could do this, they are all empty.


> It probably doesn't help much but the online help says this:
>  VOLINV,  volume is not software enabled
>   Facility:     SYSTEM, System Services
>   Explanation:  The volume valid bit is not set for the volume. All physical
>                 and logical I/O operations will be rejected until the bit is
>                 set.
>   User Action:  Check for a programming error. Verify that the volume is
>                 mounted and loaded. Check to see that the power is on before
>                 retrying the program.
> Regards,
> Peter Coghlan.

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