First try was a failure: SRM supports Tekram DC-390U2W, but OpenVMS complains "DKA0 OFFLINE: ROM checksum read error". According to "http://forums13.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?admit=109447627+1260556785560+28353475&threadId=1184845" it is an annoying "feature" of the driver. May be a Qlogic QLA1400 may do a better job. I will report here, if there are more news to my project.
SRM has no problems with my hardware (old S3 video card, SYS53C895 and LX164) board. Linux boots flawless, that means hw is generally functional.
OpenVMS show while booting from CD following:
OpenVMS (TM) Alpha Operating System, Version V8.3
c Copyright 1976-2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
%PKA0, Copyright (c) 1998 IntraServer Technology Inc. PKW C2.1.22
%PKA0, SCSI Chip is SYM53C895, Operating mode is LVD Ultra2 SCSI
%PKA0, OFFLINE. ROM Checksum read error.
According to HP this means OpenVMS supports this chip, but driver is not willing to run on other controllers than IntraServer products. CD-ROM drive is from an old SUN, which support 512 Byte blocks. Mainboard is a modified LX164 533 MHz board with SRM V5.8-1.
Next week I will get a QLA1400 which may work better.
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!