Can't seem to find a fix for the problem I have when I try to install VMS on simh.
I've created an ISO from the 7.2 Hobbyist kit and I can mount it on simhv38-1.
It starts to boot but it hangs on the write-locked to which I can't find an answer on the forums here or on google (as of yet).
>set rq0 rrd40
>att -r rq0 vms.iso
%SYSBOOT-I-SYSBOOT Mapping the SYSDUMP.DMP on the System Disk
%SYSBOOT-W-SYSBOOT Can not map SYSDUMP.DMP on the System Disk
%SYSBOOT-W-SYSBOOT Can not map PAGEFILE.SYS on the System Disk
OpenVMS (TM) VAX Version X72T Major version id = 1 Minor version id = 0
%SYSINIT-E, %SYSINIT, error opening system dump file, status = 00000910
%SYSINIT, primary PAGEFILE.SYS not found; system initialization continuing
%SYSINIT, no dump file - error log buffers not saved
%SYSTEM-I-MOUNTVER, DUA0: has been write-locked. Mount verification in progress.
The ISO is mounted read-only, so sure it's write-locked. A CD-Rom device (RRD40) usually is read-only as well, right? So why does VMS lockup on the write-lock?
Im not sure if you can boot a full VMS on VAX from read-only media. OpenVMS on Alpha and Integrity has an extra system parameter WLKSYSDSK that you can set to tell VMS that the system disk is write locked. As far as I can tell the only arrangement of VAX/VMS that can be booted from read-only media is standalone backup. You can create a standalone backup kit with STABACKIT.COM. There may be an unofficial way around this limitation though.
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
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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!