Re: New Member to newsgroup: Hi and All about VMS on MV 3300 - VMS

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  1. Re: New Member to newsgroup: Hi and All about VMS on MV 3300

    From: "Alistair J. Ross"

    > I now am the proud owner of a MicroVAX 3300, and also a VAXStation 3100.


    "VAXStation 3100" is less complete than it could be. If it doesn't
    say "Mxx" on the front, it's probably a 30 or 40 (the oldest).

    > Next problem: I've been googling for a while today trying to find out if
    > VMS has such a thing as a single user mode (like in Unix so I can
    > circumvent the login prompt), or even a default system password.


    Not really, but you can break in if you have physical access.

    > At the
    > moment, all that greets me is the following:
    > [...]
    > Username: GUEST
    > Password:
    > User authorization failure


    You're putting in "GUEST", right?

    > I have no idea what GSi Exel II and Ashdown Garage are, but I'm guessing
    > this is some sort of motd file and not some specialist shell.


    Most likely. (Look into SYS$WELCOME later.)

    > Can anyone point me in the right direction of a FAQ or provide suitable
    > instructions as to a) how I might log/break in to this system and b)
    > where I can find a VMS manual for 'Completely Hapless User'/Unix User
    > that has no clue about VMS?


    http://www.hoffmanlabs.com/vmsfaq/

    It explains the break-in procedure, among other things.

    Eventually, you may wish to get a Hobbyist CD-ROM kit and licenses,
    and do a fresh installation, instead of using whatever was left by the
    previous owner. (See the FAQ.)

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  2. Re: New Member to newsgroup: Hi and All about VMS on MV 3300

    Steven M. Schweda wrote:
    > From: "Alistair J. Ross"
    >> Next problem: I've been googling for a while today trying to find out if
    >> VMS has such a thing as a single user mode (like in Unix so I can
    >> circumvent the login prompt), or even a default system password.

    >
    > Not really, but you can break in if you have physical access.


    Conversational boot & startup minimum is close.

    Arne

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