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Author Transfer PAK file to virtual OpenVMS

Posts: 11
Joined: 03.06.15
Posted on June 08 2015 20:41
Hi everyone,

Is there a way to transfer PAK license file to virtual OpenVMS Alpha?

What I have tried myself:

#1. Create ISO using WinISO, put PAK file there and then mount it with AlphaVM emulator, but it seems that I can mount this ISO only in foreign mode therefore I cannot copy file from it.

#2. Copy text directly from host machine to "edit" text editor inside OpenVMS, but I have got buffer overrun error message, so I cannot transfer license file this way either.

Any suggestions for me?

Thanks in advance
Author RE: Transfer PAK file to virtual OpenVMS
Bruce Claremont

Posts: 623
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on June 09 2015 02:55
The console port buffer is too small for large copy and paste operations. Try one of the following:

- Define a serial mux and copy and paste via a virtual serial port.

; Set up DZV11 Serial Multiplexer
; Terminal Lines
; -------- -------
; TTA: 0 - 3
; TTB: 4 - 7
; TTC: 8 - 11
; TTD: 12 - 15
set dz enable
attach dz 10000

- Copy and paste via a Telnet session. Set up the network license by hand if necessary.
Author RE: Transfer PAK file to virtual OpenVMS

Posts: 11
Joined: 03.06.15
Posted on June 09 2015 03:28
Thank you for answer

Just tried this

set dz enable gave me no error but attach dz 10000 wrote
"invalid command"
(AlphaVM emulator)

Did I run these commands in the wrong place?

I believe that what you have written is for SIMH (VAX) emulator, not for AlphaVM
Edited by fire_lizard on June 09 2015 17:30
Author RE: Transfer PAK file to virtual OpenVMS
Bruce Claremont

Posts: 623
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on June 10 2015 02:40
You are correct, I posted for SimH VAX. Try FreeAXP. It includes both an OPA0 console port and a TTA0 serial port. You can use the TTA0 serial port to cut and paste licenses once you have the VMS license loaded.
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