Tru64 failing to install EV47 - makes for nice boat anchors!

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Tru64 failing to install EV47 - makes for nice boat anchors!

Unread postby rosehillbob » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:02 pm

I just got two EV47's missing the hard drives. I got new drives and tried to install tru64 5.1B Well didn't get to far attempting to boot from either a CDROM or RIS server it reads the boot loader OK but hangs with "jumping to bootstrap code". I gather from from searching the need you need "New Hardware Delivery Kit 7 (nhrd7)" or tru64 5.1B-6 kit 8 which contains nhrd7. Again searching the net the kit used to be a download from a Compaq then HP site but when HP cancelled support of tru64 the site was removed.

Anyone out there have the missing software? Right now I have two very nice boat anchors!
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Linux did support EV47 but to load it you need a "wrapper kit from Compaq to install it" which also is gone.
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Re: Tru64 failing to install EV47 - makes for nice boat anchors!

Unread postby urbancamo » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:42 am

I probably have that somewhere... let me have a root around and get back to you.
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Re: Tru64 failing to install EV47 - makes for nice boat anchors!

Unread postby urbancamo » Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:55 am

No sorry, I don't think I do. I have a load of patches and an iso image for tru64-v5.1b which probably isn't what you need.
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Re: Tru64 failing to install EV47 - makes for nice boat anchors!

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Re: Tru64 failing to install EV47 - makes for nice boat anchors!

Unread postby Alver » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:33 am

rosehillbob wrote:I just got two EV47's missing the hard drives. I got new drives and tried to install tru64 5.1B Well didn't get to far attempting to boot from either a CDROM or RIS server it reads the boot loader OK but hangs with "jumping to bootstrap code". I gather from from searching the need you need "New Hardware Delivery Kit 7 (nhrd7)" or tru64 5.1B-6 kit 8 which contains nhrd7. Again searching the net the kit used to be a download from a Compaq then HP site but when HP cancelled support of tru64 the site was removed.

Hm, odd. My ES47 installed Tru without a problem - I'd have to check what version my install media are. Probably new enough to have that kit, I guess.

rosehillbob wrote:Before someone asks the option to use OpenVMS is available but you can't get Hobbyist license anymore.

I don't think this is still the case; there was some confusion during the transfer of VMS to VSI but it should be working again - check https://h41268.www4.hp.com/live/index_e.aspx?qid=24548&design=cs.
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