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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
Author Hi and Multia query
fixit
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Posts: 1
Joined: 18.04.17
Posted on April 18 2017 07:39
Hi

I used DEC VMS systems in the 1970/80s and obtained a dec multia vx41 recently. I'd like to put openVMS on this workstation.
Ive read about the required boot upgrade, hobby license and openvms cd.

The machine I have has a floppy drive but no CD.

If anyone has any tips about download software sources and installing openvms on this machine then maybe they could respond.

Thanks

Fixit.
Edited by fixit on April 18 2017 07:54
Author RE: Hi and Multia query
malmberg
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Posts: 530
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on April 19 2017 14:04
See the hobby registrations for license keys.

Unfortunately older versions are not available from the HP hobbyist download site.

I do not know that the special sauce for Multia made it into the 8.x releases.

Normally if you can get a VAX or Alpha emulator configured as a cluster, you can network boot another VAX or Alpha to it as a LAVC cluster member.

Have to do some manual hacks to get that to work cross platform or cross version.

Multia is last known to boot VMS 7.2-2 with special multia update patch that will fit on a floppy.

There are reports of people getting the multia update patch to work with Alpha VMS 7.3.

You might want to see on comp.os.vms newsgroup if someone near you can help sneakernet the stuff needed.
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August 04 2022
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MarkRLV
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malmberg
January 18 2021
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dfilip
January 16 2021
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malmberg
September 05 2020
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malmberg
September 05 2020
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silfox70
September 01 2020
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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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