OpenVMS Alpha V7.3

william degnan billdegnan at
Fri Jul 17 08:53:00 CDT 2015

related question - I was not able to make a bootable/readable image from
the ISO I have 7.3, although it might have been a bad source.  Is there a
best way/ best software to make a usable 7.3 install CD that will work in
an Alpha?   Just curious as to why I was not able to make it work.  I make
CD's all of the time from ISO, but maybe I need to do more research on the
subject as far as size and set up go for an Alpha-bootable CD, or CDRW type
I need to use, etc.   I'd offer my ISO, but I don't know if it's good.

On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 11:28 PM, Sean Caron <scaron at> wrote:

> Maybe my RRD45 doesn't like the "700 MB CD" ... does anyone know if it's
> possible to bootstrap the installation from my existing CISC VAXcluster
> with the ALPHA084*.ISO images I got from HP? Cross-platform MOP boot from
> the VAX with the *.ISO images mounted locally on the VAX, perhaps? I assume
> it's just a save set that's restored with the BACKUP command once one can
> actually get to the point of a DCL prompt on the machine?
> Best,
> Sean
> On Thu, Jul 16, 2015 at 7:19 PM, Sean Caron <scaron at> wrote:
> > Anyone got an ISO handy? Trying to get my 3000/400 up; V7.0 firmware; and
> > it does not like the OpenVMS V8.4 ISOs I got from HP ... I do have a
> valid
> > Hobbyist license ... please chat with me off-list?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Sean
> >
> >

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