In my excitement about getting a new machine to play with I forgot what
I had done previously with these iso images. That is, I used linux to
dd them onto SD cards attached to SCSI2SD drive emulators.
Geez, a few months go by and I forget everything.
BTW, I looked at imgburn. When I downloaded the installer my Norton
Antivirus found a Trojan in it, so I passed.
On 2/1/2018 1:10 PM, Dave Wade wrote:
From: cctech [mailto:cctech-boun...@classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Douglas
Taylor via cctech
Sent: 01 February 2018 17:56
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Subject: VMS 8.4 Alpha Hobbyist disk images
I'm getting an Alphaserver 1000a and wanted to install VMS 8.4 - hobbyist
license from CD.
So, I went to the folder on my PC where I have the 8.4 hobbyist
distribution. There are 3 ISO files; ALPHA084, ALPHA084LP1 and
Whilst they may have a ".iso" extension, they are not, strictly speaking "ISO"
files as that implies a file format within the CD.
I believe that these are VMS (ODS) format disks and burning programs that check
for ISO will fail.
I thought I would burn these to CD and up and away. However, Windows 7
balks and says, 'The selected disc image file isn't valid'.
Is it Windows 7 or is there something I'm missing? Is the CD on the
I think that’s what I used...
Alphaserver 2048 byte block size or 512?
I honestly can't remember, but I don't think it matters.