Posts: 3 Location: Western Australia Joined: 29.01.06
Posted on January 29 2006 20:01
I am attempting to set up an alpha 255 I purchased off ebay to run openVMS 7.3 Hobbyist software. I need to update the firmware to do this. I have found the software on the net to be downloaded however i can only download to a PC. How can I transfer this file to the Alpha to do the update.
[quote:992c85bc03="Anthony Reeder"]I am attempting to set up an alpha 255 I purchased off ebay to run openVMS 7.3 Hobbyist software. I need to update the firmware to do this. I have found the software on the net to be downloaded however i can only download to a PC. How can I transfer this file to the Alpha to do the update.[/quote:992c85bc03]
Are you able to burn a CD of the firmware update? This is typically how it's done.
I had the same "update problem" with my old PWS600. The firmware CD does not contains files for it and I suppose it does not contains files for alphastation 255 (because they are very old - there is a note about that - /ARCHIVE/FWREADME.TXT). So you can create a bootable floppy or do a network boot if you have already installed OpenVMS or Tru64. If you do not have these OS installed you can make a fat floppy:
You have to switch to ARC console, update the firmware, and then back to SRM (to install the OpenVMS). I did so for my PWS.
Where can be found older "firmware CDs"? I have found only version 7 (v7_0_cd.iso).
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!