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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | VAX License PAK's
Author Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
rte_2806
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Location: Ahrensboek, Germany
Joined: 03.11.19
Posted on November 03 2019 01:27
Dear Forum,
I'm running a VAX 4000-105A in offline mode and need to install new licenses. I got the licenses using mail and I need to copy the file to a CD.
I tried several CD's but no one would be mounted on the VAX.

Does anyone has a step-by-step instruction how to create a CD on current hardware to be mounted on a VAX 4000-105A?

Any hints would be helpful.

Kind regards,
Rainer
Author RE: Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
Bruce Claremont
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Posts: 620
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on November 04 2019 02:45
Your options are hook up a network or type the licenses into the system.

If you have another VMS system available, it is possible to create a dual format CD using these instructions: http://www.migrationspecialties.com/pdf/ODS-ISO.pdf
Author RE: Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
rte_2806
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Posts: 4
Location: Ahrensboek, Germany
Joined: 03.11.19
Posted on November 04 2019 22:50
My VAX is not connected to my network (not yet). Typing the licenses is possible but horrible.

And unfortunately I have only one VAX.

Could it be possible that the VAX will only recognize 650MB CD's and not the 700 MB disks?

Author RE: Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
Bruce Claremont
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Posts: 620
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Posted on November 05 2019 01:58
No, it requires a CD formatted with the Files-11 file system.
Author RE: Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
rte_2806
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Posts: 4
Location: Ahrensboek, Germany
Joined: 03.11.19
Posted on November 06 2019 03:58
Hi Bruce,
do you know a program which could create a Files-11 files system to be able to be written onto a CD? I have access to Linux, Windows and Mac OS.

Many thanks in advance.

Kind regards,
Rainer
Author RE: Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
rte_2806
Member

Posts: 4
Location: Ahrensboek, Germany
Joined: 03.11.19
Posted on November 07 2019 01:38
Dear all,
I found a solution for me:
1. Transfer the license file to PowerMac G4
2. Rename the file too LIZENZ.TXT
3. Create ISO using mkisofs -iso-level 1
4. Burn the ISO file to CD using standard disk utility program
5. CD could be mounted on VAX 4000-105A
6. User is happy :-)
Author RE: Transferring PAKs to VAX 4000-105A using CD
Bruce Claremont
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Posts: 620
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on November 07 2019 02:01
Good to know. Thanks
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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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