Hobbyist VMS (was: Got a DEC 2000 Alpha server, need help)

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_rddavis.org>
Date: Tue Feb 17 21:28:28 2004

Quothe Eric Dittman, from writings of Thu, Feb 12, 2004 at 03:48:42PM -0600:
> I believe things are in place to continue the program even if HP does drop

Ummm, you mean like that that document explaining how to modify VMS as
necessary to keep using it? :-) ...or the FreeVMS project? It seems
oddly backwards to say something like "It would be nice to see FreeVMS
ported from PCs to VAXen." :-)

All that said, the program does seem like a good thing---well, the
best that's come along yet from any of the (once) major computer
corporations, so I really shouldn't gripe about the limitations.
After all, at least, unlike DG's AOS/VS operating system
(drool---still, I'm not discarding my AOS/VS manual set), we get to
use new versions of the software, although I seem to recall that 5.x
is better for older systems such as the VAX 4000 series and earlier.
Presently I've got 5.x on my VAX 4000-200, but no way to back it up
(still haven't found a cheap SCSI board and don't have mounting
hardware for the TK50), so I avoid using it, not wanting to put any
more hours on the old DSSI disks.

After getting to the right Encompass form, I filled it out, and will
see what happens. Still, not sure if I want to install the new OS
version if I do get it though. Has anyone tried installing OpenVMS by
copying parts of it, from a CD on another (non DEC) machine via a
network connection, to an unused disk on the VAX?

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