The Question is:
I have an Alpha DECpc AXP 150 running NT 4.0, ROM 1.9,
SRM 34a BIOS emulation V 1.13, ARC V 4.31 (950504.1631).
I would like to include OpenVMS either. Would you please
send info about how to get the installation CD and license?
I have another question: I recently installed an Exabyte EXB-8200 drive in the
SCSI bus and WinNT supports this drive (Rev 425a). However, ARC V4.31 says :
"DEVICE DETECTED BUT NOT SUPPORTED BY THE FIRMWARE". So, I am trying to
install the last firmware
version dec2000_v2_2.exe f
or NT from ftp.digital.com/pub/Digital/Alpha/firmware unsuccessfully.
Following the instructions "Update Floppy A" I am getting the
following error: ERROR no such file or directory" .
Would you please help with this matters?
The Answer is :
For hobbyist OpenVMS use, please see the details in the OpenVMS FAQ.
For commercial use, please contact your Compaq sales representative.
For information on third-party storage devices, please contact the
The OpenVMS Wizard is not familiar with ARC nor with AlphaBIOS, nor
with its configuration or operation.
The OpenVMS Wizard is aware that there are very specific limitations
around the SCSI hardware configuration of the Adaptec SCSI controller
used in this particular system, and that no attempt should be made to
extend the internal SCSI bus outside of the system enclosure. If an
external connection is required, an additional Adaptec 174x series
SCSI controller will be required.
OpenVMS and SRM console also have specific Adaptec SCSI ROM version
requirements: revision G.1 or G.2 is required. For OpenVMS Alpha, the
motherboard 54-20674-01 must be revison E04 or later, and motherboard
70-29685-01 (contains 54-20674-02 and 54-20676-01) must be at revision
A01 or later.