1. got an xp-1000 and although it has (what looks like LVD-SE) two internal scsi disk drives whose cable goes to the mobo, it doesn't have an scsi connector on back-panel.
Q: how can I attach external scsi-devices?
2. the xp-1000 has a powerstorm 4D10 graphics card.
Q: is it possible to swap this card into a DS10L (which also just fell from heaven) and whose PCI slot is empty. (how otherwise would I be able to install openvms on it? It powers up. that's all I see! I tried to telnet via ethernet, but >ipconfig/all didn't reveal any ip number for it.)
thank you Steve. I've read "Booting OpenVMS on an AlphaStation DS10 from an IDE HDD"
and indeed nothing goes, I even removed the HD and used an IDE cd-rom as only drive (DQA0, master). even tried two different cables. when I boot the hobbyist cd-rom, the system hangs after a lot of blinking after about 2 mins still at "jumping to bootstrap code."
when it hangs, even the halt button is disabled.
I'd connect scsi devices, but there's only one PCI-slot and this already has the graphics card. [A combo cards (scsi/graphics) costs (used) north of $500.]
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!