VMS 8.4 Alpha Hobbyist disk images
Wayne.Sudol at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 2 15:16:44 CST 2018
Notice: Downloaded this from the link and Norton says it is a virus. PUA.InstallCore
Sent from Outlook<http://aka.ms/weboutlook>
From: cctech <cctech-bounces at classiccmp.org> on behalf of Mark Wickens via cctech <cctech at classiccmp.org>
Sent: Friday, February 2, 2018 12:11 PM
To: Robert Adamson; General Discussion: On-Topic Posts
Subject: Re: VMS 8.4 Alpha Hobbyist disk images
CDBurnerXP is the one to use - as recommended by Stephen Hoffman himself.
On 2 February 2018 at 20:07, Robert Adamson via cctech <
cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> > Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2018 12:55:41 -0500
> > From: Douglas Taylor <dj.taylor4 at comcast.net>
> > To: "General Discussion: On-Topic Posts" <cctech at classiccmp.org>
> > Subject: VMS 8.4 Alpha Hobbyist disk images
> > Message-ID: <92b4de6a-b537-4bfb-a1fd-1ebe8133f11a at comcast.net>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8; format=flowed
> > 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
> They _are_ 'ISO' images but in a format which Windows 7 or whatever burning
> program you're using doesn't understand.
> I used Nero (or Daemon I think) to write CDs for my VAX but there will be
> plenty of other programs equally suitable.
> You don't need to do anything special, just treat them as an ISO image and
> let the burning software get on with it.
> Once written, Windows won't be able to read them so don't panic. If the
> burning software includes verification then it (not Windows) will be able
> read them back OK.
> (I'm using VMS v7.3 but I'm sure this is no different).
> Generally AFAIK the CD readers on Vaxes (Vaxen - ugh!!) and Alphas will
> deliver 512 byte blocks but this isn't relevant for the image itself.
More information about the cctalk