I've got a decent little PC164LX board and assorted hardware running the Windows 2000 beta. It's a fun novelty, but I'm really not using it for much, and I've got a guy I'm looking at trading with who's wanting an Alpha setup in order to get into OpenVMS, so I'm wondering: is it possible to get this running VMS?
For starters, the BIOS. I stumbled across a disk image for re-flashing the firmware of this board on HP's old Compaq/DEC FTP mirror, and I also found an updated firmware for the Tru64/VMS version of the same board - if I replace the new firmware file on the disk with the other one, will it successfully re-flash it, or just brick the board?
And after that, is there a hardware-compatibility list for Alpha VMS? I'm not sure if anything besides the SCSI controller will work, since beyond that it's all random x86 PCI/ISA cards...
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!