A buffer overrun means that your terminal emulator is attempting to send data to the emulated VMS system faster than it can take it.
This means when you pasted the text, the emulated VMS system could not read the characters sent to ti. It could be that the handshake problem with the terminal emulator and the emulated VMS system.
The work around is to paste sections of the license file.
Generally I enter just VMS, DECWINDOWS-MOTIF (MOTIF), DVNETEND, AND TCPIP or UCX, and that lets me get enough of the system up that I can use a network connection to copy the rest of the licenses over.
I tried that, even manually, but (only) on AlphaVM I still get errors. It goes in overflow even with edt after pasting half line. I tried a number of terminals connections, so is not an issue with putty (default.)
There are two solutions to your problem:
1. Paste one line at a time. You can use "-" in DCL to split a command in multiple lines.
2. Set RxDelay to something like 10 in the AlphaVM COM port configuration tab. It will delay the reception of characters to make copy-paste work.
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