Home · Articles · Downloads · Hobby Wear · Forums · Web Links · News CategoriesTuesday, April 24, 2018
Navigation
Home
Articles
Downloads
Hobby Wear
FAQ
Forums
Web Links
News Categories
Contact Us
Photo Gallery
OpenVMS Bigot
Search
Users Online
Guests Online: 2
No Members Online

Registered Members: 7,100
Newest Member: zhebaby0721
PdfFactory Pro Enterprise 2.31, MATFOR 4.00.061031 in Lahey Fortran, Adobe PhotoShop 9.0 CS2 oem, Trend Micro InterScan VirusWall 6.0, Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional sale, Salon Iris 5.05, Drafix Pro Landscape 11.2, oem Adobe PhotoShop CS 8.0 cheap buy, Catia 5 R12 P3 with SP2, Mcafee Secure Internet Gateway 4.5, oem Adobe Acrobat Professional 8 oem, Visual UML 4.1 Developer Edition, sale Adobe CS3 Design Premium Vol for Mac low price, Nuance Dragon Naturally Speaking 9.0 Professional With SP1, Adobe After Effects Plugins, low price AutoCAD 2006 cheap buy, Avid NewsCutter XP 3.8, The Movie Library 1.7.11, oem Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition 2.0, ProFlyers 6.0 PDF Forms for Adobe Acrobat, PTC Pro Engineer Routed Systems Designer 5.0, sale DVDXCopy Platinum 4.0.38, CyberBizPlan v1.0.165 WinAll, NeverCenter Silo 1.16b, cheap buy AutoCAD 2005, Norton Save And Restore 11, sale Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium sale, Adobe Premiere Plugins Collection 2007, cheap buy Adobe Creative Suite Premium Edition 2.0 for Mac sale, Active Desktop Calendar 6.5.061124, sale Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional, X-Rite MonacoPROFILER Platinum 4.8, EmailUnlimited 6.1 Win98NTME, oem Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended sale
Sponsors
Island Computer
View Thread
OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Alpha License PAK's
Author Running Open VMS with "Personal Alpha" emulator on
MarkRLV
Member

Posts: 6
Joined: 12.03.07
Posted on March 12 2007 09:49
Has anyone visited this web site:
http://www.emulatorsinternational.com/en/personalalpha.htm

The above is supposed to be an emulator that runs on your PC. It builds a couple of virtual Alpha disks on your hard drive (default size of 1GB each).

It would appear that if I had a VMS install disk and a VMS license, that I could then run Alpha VMS on my PC, through this emulator.

Also, how does one get COBOL and FMS?
Author
imiller
Administrator

User Avatar

Posts: 277
Location: UK
Joined: 24.02.06
Posted on March 13 2007 05:42
COBOL and FMS - which versions? There have been links posted elsewhere in these forums to places where kits can be found.
http://www.encompasserve.org/~miller/
Author
MarkRLV
Member

Posts: 6
Joined: 12.03.07
Posted on March 20 2007 03:52
I would be interested in the latest version of COBOL and FMS.
Author
imiller
Administrator

User Avatar

Posts: 277
Location: UK
Joined: 24.02.06
Posted on March 21 2007 05:15
COBOL and FMS kits for download

COBOL V2.8 appears to be the current one
http://vmsone.com/~ovmskits/axp_kits2003/disk2/cobol028/

FMS V2.4 for download (latest is V2.5)
http://vmsone.com/~ovmskits/axp_kits2003/disk1/decfms024/
http://www.encompasserve.org/~miller/
Author
MarkRLV
Member

Posts: 6
Joined: 12.03.07
Posted on March 26 2007 14:33
Thanks for the pointers.

When downloading from www.vmsone.com, can it be done downloading using Internet Explorer, then putting the downloaded files on CD-ROM for running on the Alpha? Or, is it better to just buy the CD's from www.vmsone.com?

I seem to be having file format problems. I downloaded COBOL and put it on a CD, but PRODUCT doesn't see it as a valid file. I even copied the files from CD to hard drive and renamed them .pcsi.

Is there another way to burn a CD so it is more VMS friendly?
Author
imiller
Administrator

User Avatar

Posts: 277
Location: UK
Joined: 24.02.06
Posted on March 27 2007 02:46
you need to persuade the web browser you are using to download the files as binary.

There may be something that can be done with mime types to add

application/octet-stream pcsi
http://www.encompasserve.org/~miller/
Author
MarkRLV
Member

Posts: 6
Joined: 12.03.07
Posted on March 27 2007 05:14
Thanks, imiller.

Looking in Microsoft Internet Explorer, I'm not seeing that as an option. I wish there was a way to just directly copy the files from www.vmsone.com into a working directory right inside the Open VMS operating system running on my PC.

I thought there was a way to buy the CD from www.vmsone.com, but now I can not find that.
Author similar Problem installing OpenVms in Personal Alpha
izguenni
Member

Posts: 1
Joined: 28.03.07
Posted on March 28 2007 11:25
A similar problem seems to be when I will install OpenVms in my personal Alpha environment. The original VMS 7.2-2 CD can't be read as a bootable CD. Are there special drivers needed for reading a VMS CD on my PC?
Here is what scsicheck says about the CD drives:
Service Controller Bus Id Name LUN (device number) Device path Description CHARON setting
cdrom 1 0 0 HL-DT-STDVDRRW GSA-4166B 0 \\.\CdRom0 SCSI cdrom drive Emulator device
cdrom 1 0 1 HL-DT-STRW/DVD GCC-4480B 0 \\.\CdRom1 SCSI cdrom drive Emulator device
Author hobbylist media
imiller
Administrator

User Avatar

Posts: 277
Location: UK
Joined: 24.02.06
Posted on April 01 2007 02:22
from
http://www.montagar.com/hobbyist/mount.html

dated (V7.3-1 alpha, V7.3 VAX) but would get you started for USD 30
http://www.encompasserve.org/~miller/
Author He's already got one..
HobbyistOne
Super Administrator

User Avatar

Posts: 126
Location: Plano, TX
Joined: 20.02.08
Posted on April 01 2007 18:18
If I recongnize the name, he's already got one. Appearently there is something with the configuration of the emulator where it's not accessing the raw device correctly. Thanks, though!
Author Re: similar Problem installing OpenVms in Personal Alpha
jseaton
Member

Posts: 1
Joined: 19.04.07
Posted on April 19 2007 07:50
[quote:6825483ce7="izguenni"]A similar problem seems to be when I will install OpenVms in my personal Alpha environment. The original VMS 7.2-2 CD can't be read as a bootable CD. Are there special drivers needed for reading a VMS CD on my PC?
Here is what scsicheck says about the CD drives:
Service Controller Bus Id Name LUN (device number) Device path Description CHARON setting
cdrom 1 0 0 HL-DT-STDVDRRW GSA-4166B 0 \\.\CdRom0 SCSI cdrom drive Emulator device
cdrom 1 0 1 HL-DT-STRW/DVD GCC-4480B 0 \\.\CdRom1 SCSI cdrom drive Emulator device[/quote:6825483ce7]

Try to set your CDROM device as \\.\D: (or whatever the drive letter is.), I have an OpenVMS 7.1 original DIGITAL CD that boots fine with that configuration.
Jump to Forum:
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Member Poll
Are you going to OpenVMS Boot Camp 2016?

Yes

No

You must login to vote.
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

LouF91
April 05 2018
ah maybe they love that!

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

vaxpert
March 23 2018
I have a PE42A and other Alpha system stuff for sale. I'm in So California. Any interest out there?

goodbyespy
February 27 2018
To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru

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
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!

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>

Shoutbox Archive