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Author how to access cd rom in vms

Posts: 4
Joined: 20.03.07
Posted on June 02 2007 05:22
can anyone tell me how to access the cd rom in vms...
my cd rom is dka400
i need the command to access the floppy drive also
my floppy drive is comming as dka200
i used mc pcdisk for the floppy disk but it says device offline
now i found that m y floppy is dka200
so pls tell me how to access both .......
its urgent friends
Author re: to floppy drive problem

Posts: 4
Joined: 20.03.07
Posted on June 02 2007 19:40
actually i wana load some graphics using my floppy drive
but the floppy drive which is directly connected to the motherboard is always remaining green light on and when i use the its says dva0 error...
actually it was working fine for yesterday...but for some reason failed
then i have another floppy drive which can be connected to the external scsi cable for which i have asked the commands to access it.....
i wana load graphics using this drive
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Posts: 4
Joined: 20.03.07
Posted on June 07 2007 03:24
im using an alpha station 255mhz
and conductor vms 3.1
do u have some solution for the floppy drive that i directly connect to the
alpha motherboard through ribbon cable. i mentioned before that it remains green only..and u r telling that it will damage the drive.....
after your info i tried changing the ribbon cable which has a tag marking the drive end and the controller end. but still the light remains green now also.
do u mean that my floppy drive is burned now,
but i tried using it on a normal pc and it is working also
u r suggestions appreciated...

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Location: UK
Joined: 08.02.07
Posted on June 07 2007 08:54
Um... Alpha station 255mhz and VMS 3.1 don't match...
If it is really an Alphastation 255, the possible versions are V1.0, V1.5, V6.0 and (probably) everything later than that (I have not checked the SPD to see if support for this box has been dropped from current versions).
If VMS 3.1 is correct, then the box HAS to be a very old VAX...
I tend to believe the machine identity rather than the software version, as I do not recall any VAX old enough to run V3.1 having a CD device.
Could it be OpenVMS V7.3-1 ?
In addition to what has been reported before, another option for your CD is
From VMS Help, "This qualifier instructs the mount subsystem to attempt to mount a volume assuming the media to be ISO 9660 (or High Sierra) formatted."

As for your floppy drive, I have found that there are some floppy devices that work in a PC, but don't in some of the older Alpha's. I never found a reason why. Anyway, if the floppy media is readable on a PC, then your only option is PCdisk. OTOH, If a PC claims that the media is not formatted then it just might be ODS2.
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