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Author How do I create ODS-2 format ISO image
DelawareDH
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Posted on May 15 2009 12:21
i just downloaded a number of .zip files to my windows system. I have extracted them into a folder. I now need to create a VMS-format ISO image so I can load the files onto my VMS system. I have loaded OpenVMS onto windows and linux using SIMH.
Author RE: How do I create ODS-2 format ISO image
DelawareDH
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Posted on May 16 2009 11:31
One thing I am trying to do is move .com and .c and .for files I have in a windows environment. I have loaded OpenVMS 7.3 onto a linux system running SIMH. I have not yet - and do not know yet how to - load FTP but I do know how to attach an ISO as a CDROM. I wanted to create an ISO holding these files so that I could easily access them - rather then retype or copy/paste them individually into the system.

Is there any documentation on VMS file structure. Perhaps I could write something and then when it works, put it up on this site for others to use.
Author RE: How do I create ODS-2 format ISO image
HobbyistOne
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Posted on July 29 2009 10:21
Is it just me, or are we trying to answer the wrong question?

If you are trying to get files to SIMH from your windows system, start up the FTP Server on the OpenVMS side, and use the Windows/Linux ftp client to copy them over there.

Or use a tool like mkisofs to make an ISO 9660 iso image of the files, then you can map an RRD42 device to that .iso file in your vax.ini file, and mount it on OpenVMS (which will happily mount an ISO 9660 CD).

Author RE: How do I create ODS-2 format ISO image
martinv2
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Posted on July 29 2009 18:51
Getting networking working with simh on Microsoft Windows can be an adventure.


It's not that difficult. Using the TAP driver that comes with OpenVPN, you can set it up quite easily as described in
my post.

cu,
Martin


http://vms.pdv-systeme.de/users/martinv/
http://vms.pdv-systeme.de/users/martinv/
Author RE: How do I create ODS-2 format ISO image
malmberg
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Posted on May 07 2010 13:28
Most recent versions of VMS can mount an ISO CD-ROM. Just make sure that you use 8 x 3 filenames.

For the actual burning, use burn at once and do not use multi-sessions.

So if you are mastering on something other than VMS, just follow those restrictions and that is it.

What is commonly known as an ISO file is just the disk data and any empty sectors between the start of the disk and the highest block used in one flat file.

You can use the logical disk facility to create a container file of the size of the CD-ROM or DVD you want to burn and then FTP it in binary mode to the system that you either want to mount the ISO or burn it.

Some software may want you to give it an extension of .ISO.
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ah maybe they love that!

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Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.

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How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version

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malmberg
September 10 2017
https://sourceforge.net/p
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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?

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pintero
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peteherrera. Agreed.

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It would be nice to be able to buy the lastest hardcopy full OpenVMS docset at a very reduced price through the Hobbyist program. smiley

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