I got an external case and stuck a drive in it, which I didnt realise had NetBSD/Alpha on it until I did a dd pipe through od -c on an Irix machine and found NetBSD in the kernel symbols. I moved the external case to one the LVD SCSI connectors on the back of the AS800/500 and just for grins attempted to boot it... It failed after some banner messages, which is fine as it was pulled from Multia someone gave me anyway.. From the SRM I used, >>> [i:80186ad732]boot dkb22.214.171.1240.0[/i:80186ad732]
I think I glanced at a Tru64 boot or shutdown message and saw something like rz9 and the vendor string for the external device.
When I boot VMS 6.2, it comes up to the install screen fine. But I go to install and it prompts for the device to install on. My choices are:
DKA300 (mounted CDROM with VMS62)
DKA400 (broken CDROM I am yet to remove)
I have Tru64 4.0D on the AS800 which I would like to keep.
What really concerns me is that turning off the external case makes no difference to the list above and I do not want to trash Tru64.. So did I miss an FAQ some where...?
If I give up on this, can I net boot a Multia off say an Origin or Linux box and install OpenVMS over the network...?
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!