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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | OpenVMS Hobbyist Media Kits | OpenVMS Alpha Media Kits
Author OpenVMS 7.2 Alpha kit
cosam
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Location: Netherlands
Joined: 19.05.08
Posted on May 19 2008 09:45
I'd like to get OpenVMS running on an old Multia. I'm all set for licenses but have not been able to source the software itself. Does anyone know how I can get hold of OpenVMS 7.2 for the Alpha? Apparently this is the latest version which supports the Multia (albeit unofficially).
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Author RE: OpenVMS 7.2 Alpha kit
jkmccarthy
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Posts: 21
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 08.01.08
Posted on May 20 2008 08:25
I think I can help you, since when my DEC PWS 600au Alpha workstation was purchased new from DEC in 1997, the original OS was (if I recall correctly) 7.2-1H1. Many years later I upgraded to the hobbyist 7.3 Alpha kit, and just recently to the hobbyist 8.3 Alpha kit. Send me a private message with your e-mail address and/or mailing address.

Also, since I'm not 100% certain of my facts as I write this, others shouldn't let this reply prevent them from offering help also.

Cheers,

-- Jim


http://108.245.139.61:8000/~jkm/computers.htm
Edited by jkmccarthy on May 20 2008 08:29
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Author RE: OpenVMS 7.2 Alpha kit
ermo
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Posts: 7
Location: Deventer, Netherlands
Joined: 11.12.07
Posted on May 21 2008 21:12
I have a PWS 600au and i'm using the newest Alpha hobbyist kit 4.0 and it is working great. So if your Multia is in fact a PWS 600au, then order the new kit and get it installed. Good luck.

Eric
Edited by ermo on May 21 2008 21:12
Author RE: OpenVMS 7.2 Alpha kit
jkmccarthy
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Posts: 21
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 08.01.08
Posted on May 22 2008 05:48
Hi Jim,

Thanks for replying to my message on the forum. It would be great if you could help me out with a kit. Apparently the custom installer for the Multia is very version-specific and requires 7.1-2 or 7.2. Hopefully what you have is close enough for it to work or be "gently persuaded" to do so.


Hi Steve --

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but it took me longer than expected to locate the OpenVMS Alpha Operating System installation CD (the Alpha CDs in the storage location I remembered turned out to be just the Software Product Library -- i.e., the layered products -- that came with my 600au system).

Contrary to what I dimly recalled in my original post, the purchase date was in fact Sept. 1998, and the OpenVMS version is V7.1-1H2 (the OpenVMS installation CD-ROM is dated March 1998). Let me know if this will work for you. Sorry what I've got isn't 7.2-xxx.

Good luck,

-- Jim


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