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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | VAX Systems Forums | VAX Hardware Forum
Author Anyone try SCSI-CF card drives?
snaggs
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Posted on July 19 2013 07:15
Theres a reliable card called the AztecMonster made in Japan. OpenVMS's block size matches exactly the internal blocksize used on these CF cards (512byte) so they may operate well.

http://www.artmix.com/CF_AztecMonster.html

Spoke to the creator and he said it has been reported to work well for VaxStations.

Daniel.
Edited by snaggs on July 19 2013 14:47
Author RE: Anyone try SCSI-CF card drives?
malmberg
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Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on July 20 2013 11:56
Third party SCSI is hit or miss. To quote the man from Hoffmanlabs, neither of the two 'S's in the acronym are for "standard".

VAX/VMS has specific requirements for SCSI drives.

Alpha can be a little more liberal, unless you want to use dual host SCSI.
Author RE: Anyone try SCSI-CF card drives?
uridium
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Posted on January 05 2014 19:38
I've got one of the monsters. Works okay in the VLC, but the 4000-m90 is giving me no end of trouble. Did a stand-alone backup from hobbyist CD..that worked. Was nice and fast. Rebooted, m90 came up, told it to boot off dka100 ..and after it passed the volume's write bitmap verification it sat there for 2mins, then declares that the volume is OFFLINE and proceeds no further.

Ideas?

Al smiley
Author RE: Anyone try SCSI-CF card drives?
mmh
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Posted on December 30 2014 03:29
uridium wrote:
. . . told it to boot off dka100 ..and after it passed the volume's write bitmap verification it sat there for 2mins, then declares that the volume is OFFLINE and proceeds no further.


About the same results I'm getting with an AztecMonster in a MicroVAX 3100/10. Seems fine until the OS tries to write anything to it, for VMS and two BSDs.

Had less luck when I tried it in an old SPARC. Right away, I get a message that the SCSI bus is hung, and it doesn't even show up under "probe-scsi", unlike "SHOW DEV" on the MicroVAX.

I'm hearing good things about a "SCSI2SD" board sold by an Australian guy. Has anyone tried one of those in a VAX? I've heard they even work in Symbolics LISP machines. Seems to be sold-out right now, though.
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malmberg
August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

ozboomer
July 20 2022
Just re-visiting.. No more hobbyist licenses? Is that from vmssoftware.com, no 'community' licenses?

valdirfranco
July 01 2022
No more hobbyist license...sad

mister_wavey
February 12 2022
I recall that the disks failed on the public access VMS systems that included Fafner

parwezw
January 03 2022
Anyone know what happened to FAFNER.DYNDS.ORG? I had a hobbyist account here but can longer access the site.

gtackett
October 27 2021
Make that DECdfs _2.1A_ for Vax

gtackett
October 27 2021
I'm looking for DECdfs V2.4A kit for VAX. Asking here just in case anyone is still listening.

MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

dfilip
January 16 2021
Can someone please point me to hobbyist license pak? I'm looking for VAX/VMS 7.1, DECnet Phase IV, and UCX/TCPIP ... have the 7.1 media, need the license paks ... thanks!

Bart
October 16 2020
OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

malmberg
September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

silfox70
September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

malmberg
August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

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