Posts: 2 Location: Pittsburgh, PA Joined: 23.02.16
Posted on February 23 2016 02:17
I am messing with FreeAXP to see if I can virtualize my existing Alpha 1000 and am having a bit of trouble getting the initial system loaded. I have been working with VMS for 30+ years so I am pretty familiar with image backups and setting up systems.
The issue I am having is that the target windows system doesn't have a CD/DVD drive and I only have TCPIP/FTP access between it and the Alpha. So I need to get a copy of the VMS Installation CD from the Alpha to some sort of container in the FreeAXP system so that I can boot standalone backup and restore the system disk.
I also have a similar question as to how best to get my image backup of the system disk to the FreeAXP system.
malmberg December 17 2016 I do not know what the status of the last known business that was handling the Digital PDP-11 os software.
malmberg December 17 2016 There is a special license for hobbyist to run some Digital's OSs on SimH/PDP-11 only. Real hardware technically needs a new license.
bamchchnz December 14 2016 Hello, this is my first post to this news group. I have installed openVMS on Alpha and a small VAX. However a friend has just given me a microPDP11/73 which is running RT-11. However I'd like t