Just wanted to say hello to everyone in the group. I am a new member, so be gentle I have a MicroVAX 3800 system that is sick right now, and I am sure someone in the group can help me. My computer no longer will boot to DUA0, and the show device command no longer lists the RF71.............HELP!!!
Yes, the system was working before, and I had just gotten to the point of entering some short DCL programs. My intention was to learn DCL better. When it failed it was an overnight thing. I have tried re-seating the boards but no luck. I will try again. I am very new at all this. I have no extra parts to speak of. Please explain: "moving to Alpha or integrity Itaniam or emulation replacing the box" also, the TK70 seems to work, is there a way to boot from MUA0, and where can I get a tape that would allow me to do so? Sorry for the ignorant questions, but I really am serious about all this. I am 60 yrs old, and this has become my project! Is there any way I can check the status of the drive or controller board from the system console mode at the >>> prompt? Do you know anyone in the Cleveland area who I might contact about this? My budget is small. I have 3 Compactape II cartridges 1 blank and 2 with what I believe are "turn key" programs on them. I was able to list the files on one of the tapes using$ backup/list MUA0:*.* before the system went down.
Thanks for all your help and patience
P.S. may I call you? or my number is (440) 885-0803
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!