Home · Articles · Downloads · Hobby Wear · Forums · Web Links · News CategoriesMonday, January 30, 2023
Navigation
Home
Articles
Downloads
Hobby Wear
FAQ
Forums
Web Links
News Categories
Contact Us
Photo Gallery
OpenVMS Bigot
Search
Users Online
Guests Online: 4
No Members Online

Registered Members: 7,681
Newest Member: MrManul
Sponsors
Island Computer
View Thread
OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Alpha License PAK's
Author Hobbyist install forces termination at 80%
ajacques
Member

Posts: 3
Joined: 13.05.08
Posted on May 13 2008 04:20
Hello all,

I'm having some trouble installing OpenVMS 8.3 (hobbyist licence) on my DEC 3000/400.

Disclaimer: (1) my OpenVMS 8.3 media is comprised of two CD-Rs that I burnt from two ISOs that I found somewhere (I want to make sure that this works before buying the media); and (2) despite using an unsupported and non updated firmware, I contourned OpenVMS's boot check with the command "boot DKA300 -lf 0,800". It's not clear however that either element is the source of the problem.

The install programme begins flawlessly. I enter only the OPENVMS-ALPHA PAK licence (responding "no" when it asks if I want to enter others) and it confirms my licence. Next, I select all the included software (DWMOTIF, SSL, TCPIP et al).

At 80% completion, the install programme informs me that there was an error reading the TCPIP kit and it basically forces me to terminate.

If I redo the installation, selecting all kits _except_ TCPIP, it still cuts out around 80%. Here is the message that it gives me. (NB: The <CR> at the sixth line is me, pressing enter. There may be typos because I've transcribed this manually.)

--- BEGIN ---

%PCSI-E-READERR, error reading DKA500:[KITS,DWMOTIF_ALPHA016_KIT]DEC-AXPVMS-DWMO
TIF-V0106--1.PCSI$COMPRESSED;1
-DDIS-E-TNF, invalid element syntax
%PCSI-E-OPFAILED, operation failed
Terminating is strongly recommended. Do you want to terminate? [YES] <CR>
%PCSI-E-CANCEL_WIP, termination resulted in an incomplete modification to the sy
stem

[...]

--- END ---

Any ideas?
Author RE: Hobbyist install forces termination at 80%
ajacques
Member

Posts: 3
Joined: 13.05.08
Posted on May 13 2008 05:11
I found the following discussion on this topic.

http://nixforums.org/viewtopic.php?p=554575

It could therefore be a problem of corrupt kits. That said, the fellow in the above post was performing an upgrade from downloaded files whereas I am performing an installation (albeit based on ISOs of questionable origin).

I am going to buy the media kit, but does anyone think that the problem could be something else?
Author RE: Hobbyist install forces termination at 80%
ajacques
Member

Posts: 3
Joined: 13.05.08
Posted on May 16 2008 07:07
Fair enough. I've ordered the hobbyist media kit and we'll see how that goes. I'll try to write a followup when it's done. In the meantime, thanks!
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.

malmberg
August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

ozboomer
July 20 2022
Just re-visiting.. No more hobbyist licenses? Is that from vmssoftware.com, no 'community' licenses?

valdirfranco
July 01 2022
No more hobbyist license...sad

mister_wavey
February 12 2022
I recall that the disks failed on the public access VMS systems that included Fafner

parwezw
January 03 2022
Anyone know what happened to FAFNER.DYNDS.ORG? I had a hobbyist account here but can longer access the site.

gtackett
October 27 2021
Make that DECdfs _2.1A_ for Vax

gtackett
October 27 2021
I'm looking for DECdfs V2.4A kit for VAX. Asking here just in case anyone is still listening.

MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

dfilip
January 16 2021
Can someone please point me to hobbyist license pak? I'm looking for VAX/VMS 7.1, DECnet Phase IV, and UCX/TCPIP ... have the 7.1 media, need the license paks ... thanks!

Bart
October 16 2020
OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

malmberg
September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

silfox70
September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

malmberg
August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

Shoutbox Archive