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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
Author New AlphaServer 2100 Hobbyist
pmantos
Member

Posts: 1
Joined: 29.06.14
Posted on June 29 2014 14:37
Greetings,

I am Peter Mantos from Albuquerque, NM. If you recognize the name MANTOS, it might be because my uncle Paul worked for DEC for many years (from the late 60's on) and his son Joe, worked out in Hudson.

My first machine was a PDP/8e (circa 1973) and I am presently restoring an AlphaServer 2100. I have a working MicroVax 3100-80 in my office. I have worked professionally in VMS as a software developer. I know system calls, RMS file structures, DBMS, and RDB very well. I have programmed in MACRO, BASIC, COBOL under VMS. My most recent VMS work was converting police records stored in an undocumented format in RMS files to M/S SQL for a city in Texas.

I am stuck on restoring the alpha server 2100 and will post a question soon. Basically, I have a strange system time and cannot reset it using the ECU. I thought the problem was the keyboard (got an Lk450), then the firmware (have successfully updated to 5.3smiley, and today I put it a new DALLAS clock/battery chip.

I still get "Error: invalid system date or time, press any key ..." I'll post details and will welcome your advice.

Peter Mantos
Author RE: New AlphaServer 2100 Hobbyist
malmberg
Moderator

Posts: 470
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on June 30 2014 03:24
I have found with AlphaServer 2100s that you need to make sure all the boards are properly seated by pressing firmly on them.
Author RE: New AlphaServer 2100 Hobbyist
mister_wavey
Member

Posts: 11
Location: abergavenny, wales
Joined: 20.10.12
Posted on November 03 2014 03:31
I have the same problem with my restored AS2100. I assumed it was the DALLAS chip, but you say you've swapped yours already?

Hmm.
alphaserver2100.blogspot.co.uk
Author RE: New AlphaServer 2100 Hobbyist
somersdave
Member

Posts: 63
Location: bristol,UK
Joined: 23.03.07
Posted on November 10 2014 11:58
Not Sure if this is relevant but I have similar date/time problem when trying to boot my Alphaservers 4100 and 4000 in that both are reluctant to boot up OVMS 8.3 unless I set the date/time using the DATE command from the SRM P00>>>

Strangely, the date/time data looks correct , except that the year appears as 2094 when using the same DATE command to request the stored time! (I assumed that a battery was the cause but was surprised that only the year was wrong - by one digit)

Oh and Hi to Peter - I plan to wrestle with TCPIP and compare a C++ prog under Ubuntu with the same prog under VMS, to retain some contact, tomorrow as it's going to be wet and miserable, probably much different to New Mexico! Just listening to a VMS roadmap talk and someone asked about upgrading the FORTRAN compiler - there is still hope!
Edited by somersdave on November 10 2014 12:15
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malmberg
June 26 2018
https://www.openvmshobbyi
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hp?forum_id=10&thread_id=
2363


bhamakripa
June 24 2018
I am trying OpenVMS via SIMH. Need to get OS binaries for v7.3. Registered here but don't have any membership number yet which is needed to get license. Pls suggest what to do. I hardly know anyth

basilh
June 05 2018
Any other forum members in Perth, Australia?

LouF91
April 05 2018
ah maybe they love that!

malmberg
March 24 2018
Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.

vaxpert
March 23 2018
I have a PE42A and other Alpha system stuff for sale. I'm in So California. Any interest out there?

goodbyespy
February 27 2018
To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru

peteherrera
February 24 2018
How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version

prohorenko
February 17 2018
Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS

malmberg
December 12 2017
HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.

nmbonao
December 08 2017
Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much

aarommes
December 02 2017
Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis
t.com/forum/viewthread.ph
p?forum_id=130&thread_id=
2991


malmberg
September 10 2017
https://sourceforge.net/p
/vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal
lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?


DoeveR
August 07 2017
Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?

Bart
March 20 2017
Happy to have found my password again!

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