VMS 8.4 Alpha Hobbyist disk images

Mark Wickens mark at wickensonline.co.uk
Thu Feb 1 15:06:52 CST 2018


Unless you've got a specific reason to run OpenVMS 8.4 for an Alphaserver
1000A I'd recommend a version more in keeping with the age of the machine,
either a variant of 7.3 or something earlier.

How much memory do you have installed?

Regards, Mark.

On 1 February 2018 at 17:55, Douglas Taylor via cctech <
cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> I'm getting an Alphaserver 1000a and wanted to install VMS 8.4 - hobbyist
> license from CD.
> So, I went to the folder on my PC where I have the 8.4 hobbyist
> distribution.  There are 3 ISO files; ALPHA084, ALPHA084LP1 and ALPHA084LP2.
> I thought I would burn these to CD and up and away.  However, Windows 7
> balks and says, 'The selected disc image file isn't valid'.
> Is it Windows 7 or is there something I'm missing?  Is the CD on the
> Alphaserver 2048 byte block size or 512?
> Doug

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