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Alpha Station 255 question ...

Nicolas Dumeige
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Alpha Station 255 question ...

Kris Clippeleyr
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Re: Alpha Station 255 question ...


I already replied to the original thread, but in case you are lurking here, here is my answer:

As I recall, I even installed VMS V6.2-1H3 on one of those, so I presume higher releases (like 7.3-2) will pose no problem.
It is possible that you have to install one or two patches to get DECwindows up and running (at least that was the case for V6.2-1H3).
Simply, boot from the installation CD (be sure to set OS_TYPE console variable to VMS), and take it from there.
You can get the CD from http://www.openvmshobbyist.org/ together with the so-called hobbyist licenses.

Good luck & happy VMS-ing,

I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram on a silver-black phantom bike...
Jan van den Ende
Honored Contributor

Re: Alpha Station 255 question ...

Nicolas, Kris,

make that OS_TYPE = OpenVMS

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Galen Tackett
Valued Contributor

Re: Alpha Station 255 question ...

We currently have V7.3-2 running on an AS255 and I'm quite certain it's still considered a supported platform, though I haven't gone to the trouble of actually checking...

As for firmware the last release was V7.0 which is available at


You'd want to have that installed, I imagine.