Procedure to convert a vax into a stand alone workstation in a LAN
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Thu May 2 17:25:39 CDT 2019
> On 2 May 2019, at 23:16, Carlos E Murillo-Sanchez via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> In my quest to try to see what the problem is with my vs/60, I want to convert it into a networked stand-alone machine, i.e. not use clustering at all. What is the easiest way to do this? I still want it to do DECnet and TCPIP.
The easiest way is to turn clustering off, so if the machine’s running press the HALT button then from the Dead Sergeant prompt (>>>) do this:
>>> B/1 (or B/R5:1)
SYSBOOT> SET VAXCLUSTER 0
This will boot as a single node and let you log in assuming your SYSUAF.DAT isn’t on a clustered drive. If it is add this command after SET VAXCLUSTER 0:
SYSBOOT> SET UAFALT 1
This bypasses the main system authorisation file and lets you log in as SYSTEM with no password. Usually. The caveat emptor here is if the previous owners also used a SYSUAF_ALT file in which case it gets a little more complex.
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