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Windows NT 3.1 Beta 2 Alpha CPU ISO

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Dear all,

I have created an ISO image of NT 3.1 Beta 2 for the Alpha CPU, build 3.10.438.1.
As I am new here, could I get access to upload the image to the Database server?
I also have created a photo image of the CD itself.


Kind Regards,

Frank.

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Re: Windows NT 3.1 Beta 2 Alpha CPU ISO

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Please see viewtopic.php?f=39&t=32742, and ISOs won't be allowed for the FTP.

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Re: Windows NT 3.1 Beta 2 Alpha CPU ISO

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Even though it isn't accepted here, I would be interested, could you pass the iso?
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Well, considering it's a beta it should get accepted, even though it won't bring you FTP access.
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I have an AlphaStation with an NT-compatible BIOS. I know you're under the post limit, but please reach out to me via email at neko2k beige-box com if you can - very interested in getting this one up and running and at least on MEGA or something.
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@LinuxLove, mailed you the download link at neko2k at beige-box com. Link works till Friday.

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Re: Windows NT 3.1 Beta 2 Alpha CPU ISO

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I think this is definitely worth archiving :) It can get you FTP access if you follow the guidelines.

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If not I still would appreciate it you shared it, but try to get access, it might.
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I've gotten the ISO dump. Unfortunately, you have to have a DEC Jensen in order to install this as there's no HAL support for anything newer, and it only supports three EISA video cards. So no luck on my end getting it going right now.
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Re: Windows NT 3.1 Beta 2 Alpha CPU ISO

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This is really interesting, can't you just dump it like it is described in the guidelines? I assume you actually have this CD?

Something this rare should for sure give you access.

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Re: Windows NT 3.1 Beta 2 Alpha CPU ISO

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Beluga wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:16 pm
This is really interesting, can't you just dump it like it is described in the guidelines? I assume you actually have this CD?

Something this rare should for sure give you access.
In a post in a different topic he said that he sold the disc.
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Then while, of course, it is not me to decide that, I still think that he should be given access for providing something this rare to the collection.

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Beluga wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:41 pm
Then while, of course, it is not me to decide that, I still think that he should be given access for providing something this rare to the collection.
That is all up to mrpijey.

I still don't get x010's post though, there are a lot of ISOs on the FTP, why wouldn't it find its way to the FTP?
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Winins wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 3:15 pm
I still don't get x010's post though, there are a lot of ISOs on the FTP, why wouldn't it find its way to the FTP?
Simple: because the rules say that if you dump a physical CD you have, you have to dump it as MDF/MDS.

Yes, there are ISOs on the FTP, but these are all either a) from before the rule requiring MDF/MDS was in effect, b) downloaded from Microsoft or similar (where no other format exists) or c) are the "best available dump" when no owner of an original disc is known (rare scene releases etc.)

In this case, he should have dumped it as MDF+MDS, as stated in the guide. Sure, he might still get access since it's obvious he once possessed the disc in question, but as it has been said, it's all up to mrpijey to decide that.
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Re: Windows NT 3.1 Beta 2 Alpha CPU ISO

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I can convert the ISO to MDF+MDS if needed.


Microsoft Windows NT Beta
Interim Release 4-20-93
Bug Report Template

Name :
Company :
Area Code & Phone :
CompuServe ID :
Beta ID (if no Compuserve ID) :
Country (if outside the U.S.) :

***** BUG INFORMATION ******
Bug Title :
Product Release :
Type "winver" at the command line while Windows NT is running.


Install Method : < >CD-Rom < >WINNT.EXE < >Floppy
Previous OS :

Description of Bug :





Steps to reproduce the problem (please explain step by step):
1.
2.
3.
4.

Work-around:

Reproducible :< >Always < >Sometimes < >Never < >Didn't try it again
Severity level:< >1. System crashes, locks, or data corruption occurs
< >2. Does not operate correctly
< >3. Cosmetic or usability problem
< >4. Suggestion or documentation error

****** BASIC CONFIGURATION ******
Computer brand & model :
< >ISA < >EISA < >MCA < >VESA < >MIPS/Other:
System BIOS (manufacturer & version/date) :
CPU(s) type & speed :
Memory (RAM) :
Mouse model & type (serial/bus) :
Multimedia hardware (model/address/IRQ) :
Multimedia drivers :
Communications Modem (model/address/IRQ) :
Serial Adapter (if used) :
X.25 Adapter (if used) :
Additional adapters (scanner/printer) :


****** VIDEO CONFIGURATION ******
Video monitor :
Video adapter :
Driver and Resolution :
< >16 colors < >256 colors < >Other:

****** FILE SYSTEM CONFIGURATION ******
Hard disk (1) brand & model:
type:< >IDE < >ESDI < >SCSI(ID#: )
Disk controller: < >Primary < >Secondary
Hard disk (1) total size:
Hard disk (1) specs. (drive letter(s), FAT/NTFS/HPFS, size)
Primary Partition: Drive Letter: File System: Size:
Partition: Drive Letter: File System: Size:
Drive Letter: File System: Size:

CD-ROM drive brand & model :
SCSI CD-ROM ID# :
Controlling SCSI adapter (Address and IRQ):
Terminated (y/n) :

****** NETWORK CONFIGURATION ******
Network card type, IRQ & address:
Network type :
Network protocol :
Network cabling :

****** PRINTER CONFIGURATION ******
Printer brand & model :
Printer Port: < >LPT1 < >LPT2 < >COM1 < >COM2 < >Network
Printer cartridges :

****** SOFTWARE ******
Software which caused bug (Version#):
Software written for: < >Windows 3.1 (16-bit)
< >MS-DOS (16-bit)
< >Windows NT (32-bit)
< >OS/2 (character based)
< >POSIX (character based)

Other applications running:

Additional Comments:


Include the following files if you feel neccessary:
BOOT.INI
AUTOEXEC.NT
CONFIG.NT

If filing a report on Windows NT Remote Access Service, please include
the following files if possible located in the \SYSTEM32\RAS directory:
MODEM.INF
PAD.INF
SWITCH.INF

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Re: Windows NT 3.1 Beta 2 Alpha CPU ISO

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Why not just share the ISO? It is a beta so (hopefully) it will get added to the FTP as the guidelines stated ISOs are fine for betas. ISOs converted to MDF/MDS does not make a difference so probably not the best option.

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Re: Windows NT 3.1 Beta 2 Alpha CPU ISO

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fishbowl wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:08 pm
Dear all,

I have created an ISO image of NT 3.1 Beta 2 for the Alpha CPU, build 3.10.438.1.
As I am new here, could I get access to upload the image to the Database server?
I also have created a photo image of the CD itself.


Kind Regards,

Frank.
You mentioned in another thread that the cd has the C-compiler, does it also contain the supporting header files & library files?

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