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