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Author Install Purchased CD Rom vs. Downloads

Posts: 2
Joined: 22.07.19
Posted on July 22 2019 06:29
So in the middle of setting things up and I am a little confused about getting files in/out of the simulator. The simulator site is down so no documentation. (Github....why no Wiki?)

I am following directions that refer to purchased media. I downloaded everything from HPs site. That directory of stuff is too big to fit on a CD. One of the of the files is the VMS OS .iso file so I guess I can attach that as a CD for booting(?)

Is there a way to mount a directory and all the other stuff like compilers that I might want to install?

Is there any instructions that are a little more up to date with current online media etc.?

Installing on Pi 3 B+ / Buster
Author RE: Install Purchased CD Rom vs. Downloads

Posts: 530
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on July 22 2019 15:47
Github was up the last time I looked.

https://sourceforge.net/p/vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstallation/ has a lot of materials.

None of the downloaded files are actually ISO files. They are disk images, and yes, there is a significant difference.

Generally for the first VMS system, you need to manually install enough stuff to get tcp/ip working so that you can ftp or NFS access files from the host system.
Author RE: Yeah Not that Easy

Posts: 2
Joined: 22.07.19
Posted on July 23 2019 03:04
I have sunk a couple of hours into TCP/IP. I can ping it but can't get any transfer services to actually work. With FTP for example I finally got the server running but it says "connection refused" on inbound. FTP client just times out on outbound.

Guess I am going to have to make a data CD with my kits and mount that.

What a friggin' pain. We have crossed over from challenging but fun to annoying.
Author RE: Install Purchased CD Rom vs. Downloads

Posts: 530
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on July 23 2019 16:35
Check to make sure that the Pi does not have a firewall that is blocking the unencrypted FTP traffic.

You can look at setting up the Pi as a NFS server and then have the SimH/VAX mount the data. But you will need to enable NFS V2 on the server on the Pi.

If your Pi has a /etc/nfs.conf, the current default is NFS V2 disabled. Also enable UDP.


On the VAX side:

$if .not. f$getdvi("JAZZ_ROOT","exists"smiley
$ if arch_name .nes. "VAX"
$ then
$ nfs_opts="/version=2/transport=UDP/structure=5"
$ else
$ nfs_opts=""
$ endif
$ tcpip mount dnfs: jazz jazz_root -

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