DEC Alpha 3000 Model 600
rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Mon Sep 7 04:16:36 CDT 2015
I thought it might be nice to have a DEC based graphics work station.
I had the Alpha, a high res monitor and the Hobbyist Media CD for
ALPHAVMS 8,3. (yes the system supports 8.3)
SFSG .. So CD in the drive and switch on. First a nice colour graphics
Then the nomal system level stuff. >>> prompt, enter SHO DEV and our CD
drive shows as DKA400 just where it should be.
So Boot DKA400: and off we go. After a while a menu appears from which
you can load layered products you need.
It gets part way through the load and falls over with a data error. The
cd is a real bought and paid for Media CD and is not a copy.
Before I do a lot of tedious emaling (HP have taken the Hobbyist program
in house) has anybody successfully loaded an Alpha with ALPHA VMS 8.3?
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