VMS 8.4 Alpha Hobbyist disk images

Douglas Taylor dj.taylor4 at comcast.net
Fri Feb 2 10:24:27 CST 2018

In my excitement about getting a new machine to play with I forgot what 
I had done previously with these iso images.  That is, I used linux to 
dd them onto SD cards attached to SCSI2SD drive emulators.
Geez, a few months go by and I forget everything.

BTW, I looked at imgburn.  When I downloaded the installer my Norton 
Antivirus found a Trojan in it, so I passed.


On 2/1/2018 1:10 PM, Dave Wade wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cctech [mailto:cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Douglas
>> Taylor via cctech
>> Sent: 01 February 2018 17:56
>> To: General Discussion: On-Topic Posts <cctech at classiccmp.org>
>> Subject: VMS 8.4 Alpha Hobbyist disk images
>> 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.
> Whilst they may have a ".iso" extension, they are not, strictly speaking "ISO" files as that implies a file format within the CD.
> I believe that these are VMS (ODS) format disks and burning programs that check for ISO will fail.
>> 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
> Try http://www.imgburn.com/
> I think that’s what I used...
>> Alphaserver 2048 byte block size or 512?
> I honestly can't remember, but I don't think it matters.
>> Doug
> Dave

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