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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | Emulated Alpha Forum
Author Alpha emulator for Linux 32/64 bit
reinhardtjh
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Posted on April 15 2012 20:47
Is there any free/hobbyist Alpha emulator out there that runs under Linux either 32 or 64 bit? The other thing is that it should allow a decent amount of memory. The typical 128MB doesn't cut it when playing with databases and other modern software.

John H. Reinhardt
Edited by reinhardtjh on April 15 2012 20:47
Author RE: Alpha emulator for Linux 32/64 bit
malmberg
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Posted on April 16 2012 03:05
There is one that is described as a work in progress. A search engine should easily come up with a link to it. It is my understanding that it can at least boot VMS.

I also saw a report of a commercial product that was in Beta, but I have not been tracking that.
Author RE: Alpha emulator for Linux 32/64 bit
MSpec
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Posted on May 17 2012 01:20
reinhardtjh wrote:
Is there any free/hobbyist Alpha emulator out there that runs under Linux either 32 or 64 bit? The other thing is that it should allow a decent amount of memory. The typical 128MB doesn't cut it when playing with databases and other modern software.

John H. Reinhardt


Hi!

Interesting to look at AlphaVM-free (http://emuvm.com/). It's up to 512Mb RAM to emulate (http://emuvm.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12&Itemid=8).
Author RE: AlphaVM-free :: alpha emulator running under Linux
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Posted on June 14 2012 11:29
the announcent says windows xp needed but the download page also offers a version of the emulator "AlphaVM-free" running under Linux:
http://emuvm.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=6

it's a linux executable, see
http://unix.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/comp.os.vms/2012-06/msg00438.html
http://unix.derkeiler.com/Newsgroups/comp.os.vms/2011-05/msg00240.html
Edited by m2-guy on June 14 2012 12:01
Author RE: Alpha emulator for Linux 32/64 bit
bretb
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Posted on June 15 2012 03:59
I've been playing around with FreeAXP and I have a small Alpha VM running in that. If you haven't already checked that out it may do what you need.
Author RE: Alpha emulator for Linux 32/64 bit
MSpec
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Posted on June 19 2012 04:00
Hi, guys!

I found new AlphaVM-free 1.1.4 version for Linux on http://emuvm.com/ today.

Let's try it.
Edited by MSpec on July 12 2012 23:47
Author RE: Alpha emulator for Linux 32/64 bit
akhfar
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Posted on June 28 2020 00:52
is there any one who could provide an online download link AlphaVM-free linux, because i can't find it anywhere....smiley
Author RE: Alpha emulator for Linux 32/64 bit
malmberg
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Posted on August 29 2020 09:23
AlphaVM-free was discontinued a long time ago.

The only free Alpha emulator that seems to still exists is FreeAXP.

I could not get ES-40 to run on my Ubuntu system. It boots but crashes as soon as I try to install anything.

I see that QEMU claims alpha support. I do not know if anyone has been able to get VMS to boot on it.


Author RE: Alpha emulator for Linux 32/64 bit
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Posted on October 03 2020 03:06
Hi everyone!

QEMU supports Alpha, but it uses a limited PALcode that AFAIK can run Linux only (and doesn't boot from firmware, but directly loads the kernel), so it's not possible to run OpenVMS on it.

ES-40 is actually not that bad, it only contains a few annoying bugs and another bunch of unfinished stuff. I've been working on a fork I named AXPbox (https://github.com/lenticularis39/axpbox) and as of now OpenVMS can be installed on it (https://github.com/lenticularis39/axpbox/wiki/OpenVMS-installation-guide), so you can try it. It still has a lot of problems, for example Ethernet is not working, so there's still a lot of work needed.

Tom
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