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Help to create OpenVMS V7.2-2 bootable CD?

Song, Charles
Frequent Advisor

Help to create OpenVMS V7.2-2 bootable CD?

The compressed image of OpenVMS image had been
download, and uncompressed under the OVMS, restored to a SBB disk on the AlphaSerever 4100, now I can boot it to install the OVMS V7.2-2.
My question is: Could I make a bootable CD not
from the SBB disk?
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7 REPLIES
Martin P.J. Zinser
Honored Contributor

Re: Help to create OpenVMS V7.2-2 bootable CD?

Hello,

the easiest way to make an installation CD is to take one that you got from hp and use a 1:1 burner or burning program that just moves all the bits from here to there without trying to get fancy with filesystems.

OTOH we did move pretty much away from CD installs and just keep everything we need (image, patches, etc) on an SBB and use this to boot. Its also much faster ;-), so I my suggestion is to just stick with the SBB you have.

Greetings, Martin
Mobeen_1
Esteemed Contributor

Re: Help to create OpenVMS V7.2-2 bootable CD?

I would go with Martin's suggestion. As for making a bootable CDROM is concerned, the most i can think of is burning a 1:1 with the CDROM supplied by HP :-)

regards
Mobeen
Song, Charles
Frequent Advisor

Re: Help to create OpenVMS V7.2-2 bootable CD?

I haven't the bootable CD for OVMS V7.22 on my hand, I just have compressed image downloading from the inetrnet.
I mean, how could I burning the bootable CD to install my ALPHASERVR.
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Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Help to create OpenVMS V7.2-2 bootable CD?

See CDRECORD
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/freeware/freeware60/cdrecord/

This records to CDR. Normally using a container file but parhaps could be adapted.
See also VMS FAQ sections on CD recording
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/wizard/faq/vmsfaq_index.html#index_c
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Martin P.J. Zinser
Honored Contributor

Re: Help to create OpenVMS V7.2-2 bootable CD?

It has been a loong time since I did this, what
I think you need to do if you want to do this on VMS is to create a virtual disk (e.g. with VDD or LD), backup the CD to the virtual disk, then burn the container file of the virtual disk to the CD.

To gurantees here you will not end up with a coaster ;-)

Greetings, Martin
Song, Charles
Frequent Advisor

Re: Help to create OpenVMS V7.2-2 bootable CD?

Thanks,
Could I move the image(maybe ISO9660) to W2K and burn a vms bootable CD.
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Dieter Rossbach
Regular Advisor

Re: Help to create OpenVMS V7.2-2 bootable CD?

You can.

That is exactly the way I burn my ODS-2 and ODS-5 CDs.

1. get die virtual disk driver and install it on your system
2. create a virtual disk e.g. in the size of the cd-rom.
3. init it, mount it and copy data to it. This can be done with the usual VMS tools line copy, Backup ... You can do a BACKUP/IMAGE as well.
4. dismount this virtual disk.
5. Copy the container file of the virtual disk to your PC. This can be done via
- FTP in binary mode
- Pathworks via drag/drop
- Samba
6. Burn the image, all PC burner programms have options to burn images.

This works with DVDs as well.

Dieter