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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | FreeAXP
Author FreeAXP - CDROM
ethump
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Joined: 10.03.22
Posted on March 10 2022 01:31
Hi,

Quick question: Is it possible to change the CDROM mapping on the fly?

I have a running OSF/1 instance and I want to change the ISO file attached to DKA600. The only way I can see to do this is by shutting down, changing the config then rebooting. Seems a bit of a glaring omission if this is the only way.

Any ideas?

Cheers,
e
Author RE: FreeAXP - CDROM
ethump
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Posts: 3
Joined: 10.03.22
Posted on March 10 2022 04:11
I'm exploring the idea of using a 3rd party tool to mount an ISO as a windows drive. There's a few tools out there it seems. Problems I've come across (and I've only looked at a few tools).

1. Some of the tools don't support the format of some of the CD images I have. In fact, only Tru64 5.1 seems to mount OK.

2. FreeAXP doesn't always see the virtual drive as presented by whichever tool I'm testing with.

Author RE: FreeAXP - CDROM
Bruce Claremont
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Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on March 10 2022 04:54
The only way to change a virtual CD to a different CD file is to shut down FreeAXP. A work-around is to dismount the CD, then rename the new CD file to use the same name as the old one. You can then mount the "new" CD file.
Author RE: FreeAXP - CDROM
ethump
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Posts: 3
Joined: 10.03.22
Posted on March 10 2022 05:53
Thanks Bruce, yes didn't think of that.
I have had some success with the 3rd party "Daemon Tools Lite" software using the method I described above. It's a bit clunky but seems to work. I'll look at your method too.
cheers!
e smiley
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