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The Question is:

I am attempting to install a larger system HD.  When I power up and do a 'show
 config' from the console, the new drive shows up as 'dka0. SEAGATE
 ST19171N CLA'. A 'user/data' hard drive that I've been using in the system all
 along is also a Seagate
 ST19171N and is reported as 'dka100. SEAGATE ST19171N'.  A 'show dev'
 reports the following for dka0 :
'dka0. dka0 SEAGATE ST19171N CLAR09 3506'. When I boot the OpenVMS
 V7.2-2 System CD to do a fresh installation I eventually get an 'invalid media
 format' error using dka0 as the destination device.  I get the same message
 when I try to initialize d
ka0 directly.  Any ideas ?? If the problem is that I did not purchase the hard
 drive from Compaq, could you give me a Compaq model/part # for the same or
 similar hard drive.  Thanks, Craig

The Answer is :

  Please see the OpenVMS FAQ, specifically the section on using large
  disk drives.  In particular, please consider V7.2-2, and please
  apply current ECO kits.
  As for supported devices, please see the OpenVMS Software Product
  Description (SPD) document referenced in the FAQ, and please see the
  StorageWorks website and particularly the AlphaServer hardware
  compatibility information that is available at the AlphaServer website.

answer written or last revised on ( 24-APR-2002 )

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