I've got 2 DEC3000 M300 hw with one disk. There isn't floppy or SCSI CD-ROM drive in the machines and no InfoServer for MOP network install but there is TCP/IP infrastructure BOOTP.
I want to install a OVMS 8.4 on a new 2nd disk but I don't know how. I've got an OVMS 8.4 iso image and that's all. BTW. I don't know how many Mbytes were installed in the machines so I don't know whether the OVMS 8.4 will able to run on it.
How can I install the new OVMS after I connected the 2nd SCSI disk?
I've got 2 PW 433 Alphas with one SCSI CD-ROM (and one PATA CD-ROM + PATA disks), too. Can I use them for installation? I know 8.4 is able to use PATA devices except installation from Intel chipset PATA port with CD-ROM. (boot starts and OVMS can't find the install device - CD drive). From the PWs SCSI cards are missing. Today I will buy 2 Adaptec 240UW PCI cards and I hope one of the PWs start working.
Yes, my life would be easier if I've got a SCSI CD-ROM drive. I've got one without SCSI controller card!
Today I bought two Adaptec 1940UW PCI cards and my PWs SRM console know nothing about it! ARC can see the new SCSI card and its drives. :-(
Which is the SCSI card what is supported by OpenVMS and Personal Alpha machines (SRM)?
I've got a FreeAXP with 7.1 and 8.4 bootable systems. How can I go further?
OpenVMS + network card can be configured as a local area VMSCLUSTER and be used as a host to diskless satellites, or satellites that only use the local disk for paging a swapping.
The DEC 3000 Model 300 should have at least one built in SCSI adapter that a SCSI CD-ROM reader can be attached.
I do not know what additional SCSI cards that machine can take.
OpenVMS/Alpha/Itanium 8.4 has Infoserver software on it, so if you have a FreeAXP running with full network access, it can be an INFOSERVER.
This has caught my interest and attention. I have the same hardware, Alpha 3000-300. It is possible to add a 2nd SCSI channel with a Turbochannel card.
I tried installing OpenVMS 8.4 onto a RZ26 drive (1.05 G and it filled up. Is this normal? (This was the hobbyist distro I am working with.) How much space does 8.4 need? Is it in the documentation somewhere?
How do you create a CD that a DEC RRD42 will use (512 byte sector)?
I don't know the correct answer about 2nd SCSI controller.
There are 2 spare places for additional cards but they aren't normal PCI slots.
Why don't you use the 2nd internal disk drive place? And the CD go outside if there is external SCSI cable and use the existing SCSI bus?
If it is not an alternative get internal SCSI cable with min. 4 connectors (2 disks + CD + controller) and power Y cables and use the same internal SCSI bus.
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!