HP OpenVMS Version 8.3 Upgrade and Installation Manual > Appendix I Alternative Ways to Initialize the System Disk

Removing the Diagnostic Partition File (I64 Only)

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To remove the diagnostic partition on an OpenVMS I64 system disk and to recover the disk space occupied, delete the file SYS$MAINTENANCE:SYS$DIAGNOSTICS.SYS and then reset the boot block. This file can contain hardware diagnostics but is not essential for operations. To delete the file, enter the following command:


Reset the boot block by entering the SET BOOTBLOCK command at the DCL prompt, as in the following example, where target-disk is the device on which your target system disk is mounted: