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The Question is:

I recently aquired several VAX computers from a Digital office in town that
was closing.
My question is this: How do I connect a VT320 terminal to a
workstation (cable pinnouts, straight through or crossed over.)
and how do I boot a VAX server, (generic instructions, can't read model
number on label.)ANY help would be appreciated.

The Answer is :

  Please start by reading the OpenVMS Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
  Acquire the OpenVMS VAX hobbyist license and distribution kit.  For
  further information, see http://www.montagar.com/hobbyist/.
  Then take a look at the OpenVMS installation and upgrade documentation
  available at http://www.openvms.compaq.com:8000/.
  Then learn about the available search engines, including AltaVista and
  DejaNews.  Also learn about the comp.os.vms newsgroup.
  Without information on the specific VAX model, questions on pinout and
  cabling -- beyond the coverage of the topic in the FAQ -- are difficult
  to answer.  At best.
  At the >>> console prompt, the typical BOOT command is usually:
    >>> B
  Again, without the specific name of the VAX model(s) involved, it is
  difficult to provide more specific console command syntax.

answer written or last revised on ( 13-FEB-2001 )

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