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Restriction on creating a bootable DVD for OpenVMS

John Vitt
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Restriction on creating a bootable DVD for OpenVMS

Can someone please clarify why there is a 2GB restriction on creating a bootable DVD? I am currently running OpenVMS v7.3-2 on a DS15 with a LG4120B IDE burner. I can create SA bootable environments on DVD media but only up to 2GB. I would like to use as much of the disk as possible to distribute s/w kits in-house. I have followed the process outlined in the "Ask the Wizard" entry #9820 which makes no mention of a restriction, but found that anything over 2GB wouldn't boot.
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Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Restriction on creating a bootable DVD for OpenVMS

which version of the LD software do you have?
Get the current one from
http://h71000.www7.hp.com/freeware/freeware70/ld/

earlier versions have 'issues' including size restrictions.
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John Vitt
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Re: Restriction on creating a bootable DVD for OpenVMS

Ian,
I am running whatever came bundled with VMS 7.3. I believe the LD package is now part of the OpenVMS FIS. I will have a try with v8.2 FIS and see if that resolves the issue. Are you indicating that you have had success in creating a > 2GB bootable DVD?
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: Restriction on creating a bootable DVD for OpenVMS

I've not tried it but I'm told that you want the updated LD kit from the freeware.
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Ian Miller.
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Re: Restriction on creating a bootable DVD for OpenVMS

there will be a new version of LD available soon but there version previously mentioned is worth getting anyway.
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John Vitt
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Re: Restriction on creating a bootable DVD for OpenVMS

Thanks, Ian.
I've checked on the LD071 kit from the Freeware distribution and it does mention it supercedes the 7.3-2 bundled sw so I will download it for my 7.3, but it also mentions that it should not be installed on 8.2 which is what I am currently trying. I am using DVDwrite from Dr. Eberhard Heuser-Hofmann at Univ. of Konstanz and may follow up with him as to whether the limitation is inherent with the DVDwrite package, a restriction on the AXP boot loader or something else.