VMS 8.4 Alpha Hobbyist disk images

Douglas Taylor dj.taylor4 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 6 09:37:15 CST 2018

On 2/1/2018 12:55 PM, Douglas Taylor via cctech 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
Progress: I was able to burn the hobbyist Alpha OpenVMS ISO images to CD 
using linux.

Debian Liunx - you have to install cdrskin and the command I used was $ 
cdrskin --devices -data ALPHA084.ISO

This is on a DELL desktop with one CD/DVD drive, instead of --devices I 
could have used dev=/dev/sr0.

I was able to mount and explore these CD's on the Alphaserver 1000a.


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