I am looking for OpenVMS distribution on a thumb drive for a PC. I image it would be a Linux system that automagicly starts a VAX simulator then boots OpenVMS on that. Either it would run live off of the thumb drive or it would install to the system's hard drive.
You'll have to roll your own.
1.) Install linux/BSD of your choice on the thumb drive. I'd choose at least a 4-8Gb thumbdrive.
2.) Install SimH (easiest from a package repository)
3.) Install OpenVMS a.) Get media from OpenVMS hobbyist program b.) register at eisner.decuserve.org c.) get license from OpenVMS hobbyist program (This is why you won't see a distribution like this floating around). d.) install from CD rom using SimH
4.) write your script that automagically starts the simulator and loads OpenVMS