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Making ISO image from OpenVMS Installation CD/DVD

 
GuentherF
Trusted Contributor

Making ISO image from OpenVMS Installation CD/DVD

I tried to make an ISO image of teh OpenVMS Installation CD/DVD. I tried 3 programs on my Windows PC and they all complained that there is no media in the drive. All worked fine with a music CD.

 

Anyone succeeded with createing such an ISO image? I so, what program did you use?

 

Thanks,

Guenther

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Maurizio De Tommaso_
Valued Contributor

Re: Making ISO image from OpenVMS Installation CD/DVD

to make an ISO image of the Vax or Alpha OS Cdrom, I used "Roxio Creator Business DVD release V10" :

 

-> File /New Project /Copy /Create Disk Image - click on "BROWSE" and then "SAVE AS TYPE - ISO IMAGE (*.ISO)" 

 

I never tested Roxio with Integrity distribution DVD, but I'm confident  it may work.

 

For Itanium OS DVD,  I prefer to use the Integrity ILO2 or ILO3 and the VMEDIA tool.

 

I hope this helps.

Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Making ISO image from OpenVMS Installation CD/DVD

   ISO is a standards organization.  ("http://iso.org")  ISO 9660 is a
CD-ROM file system standard.  A VMS installation CD/DVD normally
contains an ODS2 file system, not an ISO-9660 file system.  But,
ignoring the ISO stuff, there are ways to make a disc image of a VMS
installation disc.  I normally avoid Windows, so I don't know a good way
to do it there.  On a VMS system, COPY works, but the usual RMS_DEFAULT
settings make it pretty slow.  Cdrtools includes a "readcd" program
which should work.  I wrote a program:

      http://antinode.info/dec/sw/qreadcd.html

   On a Mac, the Disk Utility probably can do it, too.  I'd try "Image
Format: DVD/CD master".

   If you plan to use the image file to make a copy of the original
disc, then be sure to use some program which simply writes the data, and
doesn't try to "help" you by "fixing" them (especially when they're not
really an ISO-9660 file system).  On VMS, cdrtools:cdrecord works for
me.

      http://antinode.info/dec/sw/cdrtools.html

Hoff
Honored Contributor

Re: Making ISO image from OpenVMS Installation CD/DVD

Current V8.3 and later VMS can typically perform this sequence itself, using the COPY /RECORDABLE_MEDIA from-ddcu: to-ddcu: command syntax, if you have two drives handy, one of which can record.  Otherwise, you can use an intermediate LD disk image to buffer the data. 

 

As for other options and for examples and permutations, tools and DCL command sequences, see the PDF file on mastering and recording bootable media for OpenVMS here: http://labs.hoffmanlabs.com/node/28

 

Five or so years back - back when I was still using and dealing with Microsoft Windows - the CDburnerPro XP tool was one of the few consistently reliable options available.  And it was free.  (It also had one of the better user interfaces.)

 

Versions of more than a few of the well-known Windows media-recording tools weren't necessarily reliablle.  Some of the better-known and expensive and commercial options for Windows simply were't reliable.  (Worse, the commercial products were also generally harder to use when they worked, including simply locating the block-copy options.)

 

GuentherF
Trusted Contributor

Re: Making ISO image from OpenVMS Installation CD/DVD

As I mentioned I can easily do copies with all the programs on Windows. The issue was to create a .iso image file of the CD/DVD.

 

Found CDBurnerXP a free software for Windows XP. It did exactly what I wanted.

 

Btw. WinISO was one of the software which failed to recognize the OpenVMS CD.

 

Thanks,

Guenther