Reading a VMS CD-ROM for SIMH under Windows?

From: David Holland <>
Date: Fri Feb 28 12:14:00 2003

You might take a gander at CDR software that'll create images for you.

Some of the early versions of easy cd creator deluxe would extract
images, that turn out to be ISO.

Check for a fair pile of links..

It kinda looks like 'simdisc' will do what you want, if it doesn't
actually require a CDR drive, and this is a one off thing (As the
simdisc download is a eval version).

Can't say I've tried most of these though, and I'd strongly make certain
your anti-virus software is current, as daemon-tools is at least grey..


On Fri, 2003-02-28 at 12:43, Thomas Dzubin wrote:
> Yes, I went through the exact same thing...
> I couldn't find anything under MS-Windoze which would get the CD directly.
> It helps to have a dual-bootable machine with MS-Windows and
> Linux/NetBSD/FreeBSD/whatever
> I rebooted my machine under Linux and just do the "dd" command
> dd if=/dev/cdrom of=vms.img
> (which you probably already know about).
> Then I copied the resulting file to a FAT-mounted drive and after that,
> I rebooted the machine under MS-Windows and the file was readable under
> SIMH on Windows. That file can the be burned onto a regular CD-R,
> shipped off to your friend (I'm assuming here that everybody has all
> of the correct & legal software licenses), and your friend can use
> the CD-R from Windows...they don't need to dual boot.
> I don't think there is any way for SIMH on Windows to read the CD
> directly, you need the intermediate image file first.
> Thomas Dzubin
Received on Fri Feb 28 2003 - 12:14:00 GMT

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