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FAT- or DOS-format floppies, AlphaBIOS and RAID?

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The Question is:

1.  How do I mount and read/write DOS-formatted floppy disks on our Alpha?  Do
 I need second party software to do this, i.e., mg pcx, VAKSAT, etc?
2.  Our manual says we can use AlphaBIOS as a standalone configuration utility
 to set up RAID devices.  Does this apply to a standalone RAID tower connected
 to our Alpha?

The Answer is :

  Please consider reviewing the OpenVMS FAQ for suggestions on how to
  read FAT-format disk volumes (floppies, most commonly) on OpenVMS.
  In addition to the options discussed in the FAQ, the use of an IP
  communications network is anothercommon approach.
  The OpenVMS Wizard is not familiar with the AlphaBIOS Windows NT
  Alpha console, and no particular answer to the question is here
  feasible without specific details on the particular RAID device
  and the particular Alpha system that are involved here.  (Please
  contact your hardware service organization or the customer support
  center for assistance with this configuration.)

answer written or last revised on ( 30-SEP-2002 )

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