VMS 8.4 Alpha Hobbyist disk images
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
> 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?
Progress: I was able to burn the hobbyist Alpha OpenVMS ISO images to CD
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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