I picked up 5 VAX 4000/90's today. Some of which had been canibalised. I was thinking that I'd be able to get at least one running from the 5. Apparently some of them were running before decommissioning.
However, none of them had hard-drive in them, but there was one in a Caddy which dropped in, so I hooked it up.
I've hooked up a terminal, but I'm not sure I've put it in the right place, as I'm not getting any console when I press the halt button.
There wasn't many cables, and the one Ive used is the only one I had. The terminal was from the same place, and still had console settings.
Any ideas? The lights are all red, which is not encouraging!
Ok, Ive managed to get one working, and transplanted the CD drive (DKA400) and a RZ26B disk.
Seems to boot up ok,
Q1. Got some LCSPX error? Is that just because there is no monitor plugged in?
Q2. If I press the eject button on the CD-Rom, it does nothing. Is that because its using a caddy and there isn't one in there?
Q3. OpenVMS is on the disk, yay. However, I don't know any of the passwords. Is there a way to keep the software but wipe/reset the system?
malmberg March 24 2018 Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.
vaxpert March 23 2018 I have a PE42A and other Alpha system stuff for sale. I'm in So California. Any interest out there?
goodbyespy February 27 2018 To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru
peteherrera February 24 2018 How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version
prohorenko February 17 2018 Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS
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!