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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | FreeAXP
Author copying files without a net...
dtpoirot
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Posts: 15
Joined: 11.08.10
Posted on August 13 2010 03:04
Howdy all,

I just a few short minutes after 'discovering' FreeAXP I had OpenVMS 8.3 installed. Simply amazing!

I have registered with DECUserve and Connect and am (now) paitently waiting for a full two week cycle to get a 'Hobbyist' license - I missed the Connect transfer by hours.

On to other things...

The thrill of installing was short lived since the network stack is waiting on the license.

Can I load packages such as GNV from a CDROM image? I can use something like CDBurnerXP to master an ISO 9660 image file...

Any ideas?

Thanks,
- dan
Author RE: copying files without a net...
malmberg
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Posts: 461
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on August 13 2010 13:38
You can use utilities like Magic disk to make a file on the Windows host look like a CD-ROM.

VMS can mount ISO-9660 CD-ROM formats. You will want the file names to be 8.3 format.

DECUServe and Connect are two different paths to getting validated for the Hobby license keys. I do not know which ID will show up at this site first.
Author RE: copying files without a net...
Bruce Claremont
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Posts: 500
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on August 15 2010 13:12
Yes, you can load from CD-ROM, either the real think or an ISO image. ImgBurn http://www.imgburn.com/ is my personal favorite for creating ISO images.
Author RE: copying files without a net...
smithfarm
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Posts: 16
Location: Czech Republic
Joined: 23.08.10
Posted on August 26 2010 21:20
Follow-up question:

With FreeAXP is it possible to mount a CD-ROM image (not the real thing) "on the fly" or does one have to shut down the system and restart it like with PersonalAlpha?


GEIN::SMITHFARM
Author RE: copying files without a net...
malmberg
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Posted on August 27 2010 02:12
If you use a simulated CD-ROM like Magic Disk, then you can mount CD-ROM images, but not real CD-ROMS.

Because I am running on a VM, I can use the VM management utility to change what the CD-ROM that the VM has loaded.
Author RE: copying files without a net...
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on August 27 2010 03:47
I would have said no, you cannot change a CD-ROM image once booted. That's a feature on our wish list. However, is sounds like malmberg may have a workaround, and a neat one at that. I take it you just assign the physical CD drive to the Magic ISO virtual drive. This looks like material for the Release Notes.
Author RE: copying files without a net...
smithfarm
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Posts: 16
Location: Czech Republic
Joined: 23.08.10
Posted on August 27 2010 05:18
Great idea on the simulated CD-ROM and putting it in the Release Notes will definitely help lots of less-informed folks (like me).

I'm trying to avoid putting FreeAXP in a VM since it runs natively on my Vista laptop. However, I sleep-cycle the laptop frequently. If there's no way to stop/start the emulator without rebooting the Alpha (like I can do with SimH/VAX) then a VM is the only solution. I RTFM'd (Release Notes, User's Guide) but found nothing on this.


GEIN::SMITHFARM
Author RE: copying files without a net...
Hein
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Posts: 15
Joined: 02.02.07
Posted on August 30 2010 02:31
smithfarm>> I'm trying to avoid putting FreeAXP in a VM since it runs natively on my Vista laptop. However, I sleep-cycle the laptop frequently. If there's no way to stop/start the emulator without rebooting the Alpha

I use it mostly on an XP-SP2 host which I often put to sleep an wake up again.

For me FreeAXP keeps running after the wakeup, on the console. Nice!
But it does loose the (wirtual) network. Too bad.

I tried both the Microsoft Loopback Adapter and TAP-Win32 Adapter V9

In order to make that network setup work after standby/resume for the host I need to execute: NET STOP MSIPCAP / NET START MSIPCAP

Guess I'll try a system with 2 physical NICs soon, but that will not help my laptop.

Comments? [create my own topic? I'll be happy to, send Email ]
Hein


Hein van den Heuvel
HvdH Performance Consulting
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Author RE: copying files without a net...
Bruce Claremont
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Posts: 500
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on August 31 2010 16:20
Based on all the interest, we'll add a snooze feature to the FreeAXP wish list. I don't know at this point what the ramifications of such a feature would be.
Author RE: copying files without a net...
Hein
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Posts: 15
Joined: 02.02.07
Posted on September 02 2010 04:04
>> Based on all the interest, we'll add a snooze feature to the FreeAXP wish list.

Thanks Bruce, that would be great.
Much nicer if i could just let it keep running.

fwiw, I tried several interfaces MS loopback, TAP adapter, Physical NIC.
No connection comes back until I STOP/START MSIPCAP, for which i have to shutdown the emulator best I can tel..

I'd be happy to to a STOP/START the MSIPCAP before and/or after putting the host system to standby or hibernate, but it tells me it can not stop which the emulator is running

Hein


Hein van den Heuvel
HvdH Performance Consulting
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April 05 2018
ah maybe they love that!

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

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

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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
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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.

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malmberg
September 10 2017
https://sourceforge.net/p
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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!

pintero
March 16 2017
peteherrera. Agreed.

peteherrera
March 04 2017
It would be nice to be able to buy the lastest hardcopy full OpenVMS docset at a very reduced price through the Hobbyist program. smiley

malmberg
February 05 2017
Decus > Connect > Encompass<Country>

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