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.
. . . 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.
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!