VMS 8.4 Alpha Hobbyist disk images
dj.taylor4 at comcast.net
Fri Feb 2 18:29:15 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
> 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?
An update to this.
I picked up the Alphaserver today, powered up fine. I reset the system
password so I could log in.
It is running OpenVMS 7.1 and has 7 disks in the Storageworks box.
When I log in only the boot disk shows up from the $ show dev command.
Nothing else, no CD, no tape which are all there.
On powerup it shows:
bus 2 slot 0 pka Qlogic ISP10x0
bus 2 slot 1 ewa DecChip 21040-AA
bus 2 slot 2 pua DEC KFPSA
bus 0 slot 11 dra Mylex DAC960
bus 0 slot 12 drb Mylex DAC960
bus 3 slot 0 pkb Qlogic ISP10x0
I think 4 of the storageworks disks are in a Raid in the storageworks
(DRB). The DRA raid must have been external since on startup it spends
time waiting for it and finally gives up.
In console mode:
>>> show dev
DRA0 4 member RAID 5
DRA1 1 member JBOD
DRB0 4 member RAID 5
EWA0 mac address
PKA0 SCSI bus
PKB0 SCSI bus
PIA0 DSSI Bus ID 3
My desire is to setup this machine and use it, however, I don't want to
undo things I can't put back together again. Any thoughts or advice?
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