12-03-2010 04:41 PM
Can anyone please provide me an ISO image of a Tru64 4.0 Operating system installation CD?
HP is horrid at keeping anything available.
12-03-2010 05:28 PM
time.) However, if I were looking for what
sounds suspiciously like a copyright
violation, I'd probably choose a venue which
was not run by the copyright owner.
comp.unix.tru64 is probably pretty slow these
days, but it might work better than this.
If you're really trying to "replicate" the
thing, wouldn't a direct disk copy be
possible? (You wouldn't want two identical
IP addresses on the same network, but that
should be pretty easy to fix.)
> HP is horrid at keeping anything available.
Did you threaten to send money?
12-03-2010 05:55 PM
5.0 should work since the support for the DEC3000 was removed in 5.1A
Copyright violations should only exist whereby you do not already have the licenses, which I do. I just lack the install CD.
In order to make my disk copy I need to actually install Tru64 so I can make a copy of the disk I am trying to replicate onto the Alpha Emulator.
12-04-2010 01:23 AM
Are you a lawyer? My understanding (limited
as it may be) is that a copyright violation
may occur when someone who does not have the
right to do so makes a copy of a protected
work. Without permission from the copyright
owner, I'm not willing to advertise my
willingness to do that in a forum run by said
copyright owner. That said, my current
e-mail address should be relatively easy to
> In order to make my disk copy I need to
> actually install Tru64 [...]
On what? You already have it installed
somewhere, don't you?
> 5.0 should work since the support for the
> DEC3000 was removed in 5.1A
I may even have a V5.1 (plain, pre-A) kit.
12-04-2010 04:08 AM
I need to install on Personal Alpha, in this case I will create a DKA0 2 GB RZ-28 blank disk to install Tru64 5.0. I will run Single user mode initially, and create a 4 GB RZ-29 disk.
Once up and running I will use new new Tru64 5.0 and let my already running Tru64 4.0D either VDUMP or DD to replicate my Operating system disk to my new virtual 4 GB RZ-29 disk (DKA100). Once cone I will be booting from the DKA100 and my 4.0D version.
Sounds like a hard way to do this, but I am not sure I can run my current OpenVMS 8.3 using NFS to do the same thing. I know I can do this using Tru64.
This is the ONLY way I can move my Tru64 4.0D onto the personal Alpha Emulator for the proof of concept I need to convince these idiots I deal with that we can move off of the old Alpha Hardware. We cannot re-code without going through a 6 year validation process per regulations imposed by the NRC.
12-05-2010 12:15 AM
And finally, IF your RZ29 has enough free space, a dd of the 'top' of the raw disk, (from block 0 and only including the root & swap partitions (rzXa+rzXb)), captured into a filesystem file can be used as a boot volume. Ie. Once you have ftp'd the pretend short disk to the Windoze box, you use it as if it were an rz29, its disklabel says rz29, but the tail end is thin air. You should be able to boot single-user off of such a half-image. Several folks have had success this way.
12-06-2010 01:56 AM
It was someware on tru64.org
I'll try to locate this and post the link.
12-06-2010 02:22 AM
> Yes 5.0 should work for me. I need to
> install on a Personal Alpha Emulator. Here
> is why I need the OS install.
Bear in mind that Stromasys's Personal Alpha will not run Tru64 V5.x, as far as I'm aware...
12-06-2010 04:36 AM
> Alpha will not run Tru64 V5.x, as far as I'm aware...
Not quite ...
PersonalAlpha will run versions up to V5.1/732.
FreeAXP will run versions up to V5.1B-6.
12-06-2010 08:15 AM
There is more than one way to skin a cat. One just need to NOT think inside the "conventional wisdom" of the academics whose life is stuck thinking inside a box.
Thanks for all the banter on this. The discussion helped me formulate a workable solution to this conundrum.