Re: swtpc.com expired???

2019-11-04 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 11/4/19 12:55 PM, Bill Degnan via cctalk wrote: > Happens all of the time...people lelt domain regs lapse for a few days, I > am sure it'll be back up soon Probably as a porn site. :-( bill

Re: DIBOL manual

2019-10-14 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 10/13/19 5:35 PM, Wayne S via cctalk wrote: > In 1981-1987 i worked for a company that used the MCBA system subroutines to > develop a system to do trust plan administration for labor unions. Mostly it > was remote data entry by the unions themselves over leased lines using black > box

Re: IBM MST extender cards

2019-10-11 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 10/11/19 12:29 AM, Mark Linimon via cctalk wrote: > On Fri, Oct 11, 2019 at 10:16:34AM +1000, Steve Malikoff via cctalk wrote: >> That wire wrap tool is identical to one my dad had in his CE toolkit > > I ... should take it from this that people don't just *own* these anymore? > > This was an

Re: Fwd: [TUHS] Recovered!!! The Georgia Tech Software Tools Subystem for Prime Computers

2019-09-27 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 9/27/19 5:20 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > > Have been on the road, and I just noticed this announcement on the TUHS > list. > I'd been trying to find this for a long time So had I. Glad to see it recovered. I had contacted GIT more than a decade ago and was told all of it had been

Re: eBay: 1982 Prime Computer

2019-08-21 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 8/21/19 2:46 PM, Dennis Boone via cctalk wrote: > > I gave a 2250 away two decades ago. With no software to run > > (legally) they just make good doorstops. > > While Bill's certainly welcome to operate according to the above, all > indications are that nobody gives a rat's ass any more

Re: eBay: 1982 Prime Computer

2019-08-21 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 8/20/19 12:05 PM, Jon Auringer via cctalk wrote: > Jay, > > - Original Message - >> From: "Jay West" >> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" >> >> Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2:30:11 PM >> Subject: RE: eBay: 1982 Prime Computer >> >> So I took a chance.

Re: Electr* Engineering

2019-08-13 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 8/13/19 2:05 AM, Adam Thornton via cctalk wrote: > At Rice in the early 90s the department was "Electrical and Computer > Engineering" if my hazy memory serves. > > The genealogy of Computer Science departments (and their curricula) (at least > in the US) is also weird and

Re: Pertec Interface Cable Length

2019-08-11 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 8/11/19 9:07 AM, W2HX via cctech wrote: >> Would folding the > excess cable up and covering with anti-static plastic help? > > unlikely. The typical problem is that the longer the cable, the higher the > capacitance of the transmission line. Therefore you get a lot of problems > with rising

Re: eBay: PDP-8/A KL8A serial line card

2019-08-08 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 8/7/19 3:07 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > > From: Paul Anderson > > > $325?? > > Well, they did list it with a 'Best Offer'. I figure the third time they get > an offer of US$100 (or whatever the thing is actually worth, I don't track > PDP-8 board values), it might become

Re: Alphaservers for free in Athabasca, Alberta

2019-08-06 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 8/5/19 11:24 PM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote: > On 8/5/19 8:40 PM, ben via cctalk wrote: >> Now why could it not be a nice little PDP 11. > > I thought that it could be if it was running emulation software. > > Or was that more that the VAX-11 could emulate a PDP-11 up to a specific >

Re: dBase IV for VAX/VMS (was WordPerfect 5.1+ for VMS)

2019-07-19 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 7/19/19 4:04 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote: > >> On Jul 18, 2019, at 8:58 PM, Eric Dittman via cctalk >> wrote: >> >> On 7/18/2019 12:26 AM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote: >>> On a related note, was there ever a copy of dBase III or dBase IV for >>> VAX/VMS? I know there was a version of

Re: 5 1/4 diskettes available

2019-07-11 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 7/10/19 2:32 PM, Will Cooke via cctalk wrote: > BG Micro, a surplus electronics dealer I buy from sometimes, has diskettes > for sale. I don't know anything about them, but thought it may be of > interest. I have no affiliation other than being a customer on their mailing > list. > Here is

Re: 5 1/4 diskettes available

2019-07-11 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 7/11/19 12:29 AM, Guy Dunphy via cctalk wrote: > At 08:27 PM 10/07/2019 -0700, Grumpy Ol' Fred wrote: >> The 5.25" diskette or "Mini-diskette" is bar napkin size, because Dr. Wang >> said that 8" diskettes were too big. I have not been able to track down >> WHICH bar. > > Perhaps the same bar

Re: Email delivery protocols / methods.

2019-07-09 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 7/9/19 9:14 AM, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote: > > >> On Jul 8, 2019, at 11:27 PM, Grant Taylor via cctalk >> wrote: >> >> ... >> On 7/6/19 12:57 PM, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote: >>> There's the MAIL-11 protocol (end to end, no MTAs) and the DECmail protocol >>> which may be some OSI-like

Re: Email delivery protocols / methods.

2019-07-05 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 7/5/19 5:28 PM, Dennis Boone via cctalk wrote: > > · FidoNet (FTN) > > As long as we're being silly, this isn't really one protocol. There are > a number of different ones, which can probably mostly be characterized > as thin wrappers (FTS-0001, Yoohoo(/2u2), etc) around common file >

Re: DecNet / Linux

2019-07-03 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 7/3/19 9:05 AM, E. Groenenberg via cctalk wrote: > > > On Wed, July 3, 2019 14:39, John Many Jars via cctalk wrote: >> Say, can anyone tell me which version of the kernel was the last one to >> work with Decnet? >> >> Does anyone know what the actual issues are? My friend who does kernel >>

Re: NASA Ames (Moffet Field) Computation Division?

2019-07-02 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 7/1/19 11:34 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: > Anyone know what hardware was at NASA Ames in the late 70s? I've got > some tapes from there and would like to avoid guessing. > > --Chuck > I'm sure there was a lot, but at least some were VAX/VMS. bill

Re: unix developed on 11/20 with 20 on panel or machine that just said pdp/11?

2019-06-20 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 6/19/19 10:20 PM, Ethan Dicks via cctalk wrote: > On Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 9:23 PM Bob Smith via cctalk > wrote: >> My recollection, Unix on the 11 started with the 20 but because of the >> limited capabilties, it really was done on the /45. > > The good stuff, yes, but it was still

Re: Modems and external dialers.

2019-06-05 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 6/5/19 12:30 PM, Liam Proven via cctalk wrote: > On Wed, 5 Jun 2019 at 18:27, John Labovitz via cctalk > wrote: > >> >> I do recall a little handheld device with a touchtone keyboard that you >> could fit over the microphone of a normal handset. It wasn’t automated, but >> at least you

Re: Modems and external dialers.

2019-06-04 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 6/4/19 9:45 PM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote: > Does anyone have any experience working with modems that didn't include > internal / auto dialers? > > They came up in a conversation in a newsgroup and I realized that I know > of them, but know virtually nothing about them. > > I think they

Re: 11/93 rebuild

2019-05-27 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 5/27/19 9:58 AM, Rod Smallwood via cctalk wrote: > Hi > >     Whilst I wait to hear from Glen Slick who has got me this far > (Thanks Glen) I'll restate the problem. > > 1. I now have an old XP system with SIMH on it (PDP11.exe) > > 2.  I have created RD54.dsk containing RSTS/E > > 3.

Re: 11/93 Rebuild

2019-05-27 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 5/27/19 4:56 AM, Christian Corti via cctalk wrote: > On Mon, 27 May 2019, Rod Smallwood wrote: >>   On an old XP box?  er neither will run > > My reply was meant as a hint. You should be able to find a dd-like tool > for Windows yourself ;-) Either by using a old version of Cygwin (there >

Re: 11/93 Rebuild

2019-05-27 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 5/27/19 4:30 AM, Rod Smallwood via cctalk wrote: > Hi > >   On an old XP box?  er neither will run > > Rod > > > On 27/05/2019 08:25, Christian Corti via cctalk wrote: >> # dd if=RD54.dsk of=/dev/sda  [or whatever the device name is] >> >> Oh, you said Windows... I'd recommend installing

Re: TU58FS

2019-05-26 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 5/25/19 9:37 PM, Jay Jaeger via cctalk wrote: > On 5/23/2019 10:07 PM, Rod Smallwood via cctalk wrote: >> Hi >> >>     It does not have to be done using TU58. >> >> If you would be so kind as to explain the bit about SIMH and dd. >> >> What to do is good.. How even better. >> >> If I can get 

Re: "industrial" PDP-11

2019-05-18 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 5/18/19 8:56 AM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > From: Paul Anderson > > > They did make the RT100, RT340, etc. which were rugidized versions or > > the VTs. > > We also ran into a VT52 (I think, although possibly it was a VT100) which > apparently had been TEMPEST secured;

Re: What do to with an Internet-connected PDP-11?

2019-04-30 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/29/19 10:19 PM, systems_glitch via cctalk wrote: > If you get 2.11BSD up and going (which would require a CPU upgrade, it > won't run on the F11, needs split I+D), you can run a *native* IRC client! > One of the guys on #vc has written a minimalist IRC client that compiles > and runs on

Re: Greetings

2019-04-29 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/29/19 12:45 PM, allison via cctech wrote: > On 04/29/2019 11:37 AM, Jon Elson wrote: >> On 04/29/2019 06:47 AM, allison via cctech wrote: >>> On 04/28/2019 09:28 PM, Grant Taylor via cctech wrote: On 4/28/19 6:27 PM, Ray Jewhurst wrote: > I already have a Hobbyist License.  I am just

Re: SIMH question

2019-04-23 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/23/19 8:57 PM, Fritz Mueller via cctalk wrote: > >> On Apr 23, 2019, at 5:34 PM, Charles via cctalk >> wrote: >> >> This may be a silly question... but how can I transfer a text file from my >> PC into SIMH for PDP-11? > > I've found the most convenient way to do this, for a file or two

PDP-11/93 and PMI Memory

2019-04-18 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Well, I was finally able to get a PMI memory board to expand my 11/93 to the full 4 Meg. (Thanks Paul!) I thought it would be as simple as configuring what bank I wanted it to fill and inserting it (in front of the CPU). Sadly, that didn't work. First problem is the only document i could find

Re: Digital Standard Mumps

2019-04-18 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/18/19 2:41 PM, Dan Veeneman wrote: > On 4/18/2019 2:27 PM, Paul Koning via cctalk wrote: >> my memory is that DSM-11 is an operating system all its own, not just a >> language processor running on top of a standard OS like RSTS. > > In the late 1980s and early 1990s, we used DSM running on

Digital Standard Mumps

2019-04-18 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Does anyone know what the current status of this might be? I am fairly certain Mentec didn't get this and I am not sure anyone did. Did it merely die when everyone thought Mumps was on the down hill slide? Was it ever really a DEC product or was it something DEC picked up along the way after

Re: ATEX PDP-11 For Sale in Houston

2019-04-16 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/16/19 11:49 AM, Jon Elson via cctalk wrote: > On 04/15/2019 12:08 PM, Thomas Raguso via cctalk wrote: >> I am selling an Atex PDP-11/34. The computer has: J11 CPU, 11 MB RAM, 2 >> BA11-LE expansion chassis, a second backplane, an SMD disk controller and >> LAN hardware. >> >> > 11 MB ram on a

Re: Pleas ID this IBM system....

2019-04-06 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/6/19 2:58 PM, Curious Marc via cctalk wrote: > Any appetite at the CHM? > Marc > >> On Apr 6, 2019, at 1:09 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk >> wrote: >> >> Hopefully LCM can go after this to flesh out their peripherals >> It looks like a nice set of disks and tapes, hopefully the 360-era >> disk

Re: More stuff looking for a good home

2019-04-06 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Didn't really "find" these but being as I haven't yet used them and they have been sitting in my cabinet for over 10 years, maybe it's time to just let them go. :-) I have ten RZ28C-VW and one RZ28M-VZ. These are in the carriers for BA-360 Storage Shelves. They are still sealed in the

Re: More stuff looking for a good home

2019-04-06 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/5/19 1:04 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote: > > > Here's a list of some more stuff if anyone is interested in making > reasonable offers. Probably the last I will have before my demise > when my wife will likely send everything that's left to the skip. > > >

More stuff looking for a good home

2019-04-05 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Here's a list of some more stuff if anyone is interested in making reasonable offers. Probably the last I will have before my demise when my wife will likely send everything that's left to the skip. MODULE DescriptionQTY NUMBER M9202

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-04-03 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/2/19 11:21 PM, Glen Slick via cctalk wrote: > On Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 5:09 PM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk > wrote: >> >>> Try deleting everything on the device entry lines after "cnxint" >>> >>> (For reference, "cnrint" and "cn

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-04-02 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/2/19 2:26 PM, Glen Slick via cctalk wrote: > On Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 9:39 AM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk > wrote: >> >> OK. I put them back to cn (I thought cn stood for console and the ttys >> would be different, but fixed now). Sadly, I still get the "more th

Re: MV II help

2019-04-02 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/2/19 1:27 PM, Chuck Guzis via cctalk wrote: > On 4/2/19 9:44 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote: > >> A number of choices for OS. OpenBSD or NetBSD should still work >> depending on the actual configuration of the system and VMS still >> has a hobbyist licens

Re: MV II help

2019-04-02 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/2/19 12:20 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > can anyone help this guy out? > > From: Benjamin Carlson > Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 9:12 AM > > Subject: Fwd: Re: MicroVAX > >Greta, my name is Ben Carlson and I am attempting to restore an old DEC > MicroVAX II for the University of

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-04-02 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/1/19 10:47 PM, Glen Slick via cctalk wrote: > On Mon, Apr 1, 2019 at 5:55 PM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk > wrote: >> >> OK, here we go with exactly what I get with the new kernel with >> NKL = 8 and entries in /etc/dtab for 7 serial lines. >> >> >>

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-04-02 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 4/1/19 9:56 PM, Josh Dersch wrote: > > > > Based on: > "/netnix bad magic 407 > netinit failed" > > it looks like the networking portion of the kernel (built into /netnix) > was either not built correctly, or not installed properly.  Any errors > when building netnix?  Do you have a

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-04-01 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 3/31/19 4:29 PM, Josh Dersch wrote: > > > On Sun, Mar 31, 2019 at 12:50 PM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk > mailto:cctalk@classiccmp.org>> wrote: > > > It's been a fun journey but I finally have 2.11 BSD (Patchlevel 431) > running on my real 11/93. >

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-03-31 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
It's been a fun journey but I finally have 2.11 BSD (Patchlevel 431) running on my real 11/93. On to the next challenges. Does anyone know which serial device I should configure for in order to get the other serial lines working? Everything I read says they are DL lines and calls the builtin

Re: Apollo Ethernet EPROM mystery

2019-03-28 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 3/28/19 5:17 PM, Eric Korpela via cctalk wrote: > If it's like the PC version, the two populated ROMS are firmware for the > 80186 and the 82586. The empty socket is the boot prom. > > On Thu, Mar 28, 2019 at 1:35 PM Phil Blundell via cctalk < > cctalk@classiccmp.org> wrote: > >> On Thu,

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-03-26 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 3/26/19 7:54 PM, Dennis Boone via cctalk wrote: > > Mine has two entries: > > > tms 0 174500 2605 tmsintr # tmscp driver > > tms 1 164334 0 5 tmsintr # tmscp driver > > You set the vector on the second one to zero. Should it be > something

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-03-26 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 3/26/19 3:02 PM, Glen Slick via cctalk wrote: > On Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 11:23 AM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk > wrote: >> >> The saga continues!!! I really don;t remember it being this >> hard back in the good ole' days but then we had lots of real >> hardware to

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-03-26 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
The saga continues!!! I really don;t remember it being this hard back in the good ole' days but then we had lots of real hardware to work with and systems weren't kludges like what I have in my house. :-) I am currently working with E11 V7.3. My prime interest is in getting a 2.11 system

Re: Only never in Canada - dumb terminals

2019-03-23 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 3/23/19 12:07 PM, Mike Stein via cctalk wrote: > > - Original Message - > From: "ben via cctalk" > To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" > Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2019 5:02 AM > Subject: Re: Only never in Canada - dumb terminals > > >> On 3/23/2019 2:41 AM, Henk

Re: Matching paint on DEC monitors, cases and cabinets

2019-03-22 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 3/22/19 2:49 PM, stan via cctalk wrote: > > > On 2019-03-22 12:18 p.m., Brian Roth via cctalk wrote: >> I did check with an auto body supply shop and they said they could get >> a close match with paint to spray from a gun. I was hoping somebody >> may have found an off the shelf spray can

Re: Link MK1 and GP4

2019-03-20 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 3/20/19 3:39 PM, geneb via cctalk wrote: > On Wed, 20 Mar 2019, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > >> Josh scanned some Link Mark I documentation, and I found a pdf describing >> some of the history of early Link digital flight simulators >> >> uploaded to: >> >>

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-03-16 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 3/16/19 3:12 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > >>> Now I need a program that can move Tape data back and forth between >>> real drives and tap/tpc images. Anybody got one? > > https://github.com/brouhaha/tapeutils > I just took a quick glance but somehow I doubt that's going to compile or

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-03-16 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 3/16/19 11:16 AM, Warner Losh wrote: > > > On Sat, Mar 16, 2019, 8:09 AM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk > mailto:cctalk@classiccmp.org>> wrote: > > On 3/16/19 9:48 AM, Warner Losh wrote: > > > > > > On Sat, Mar 16

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-03-16 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 3/16/19 9:48 AM, Warner Losh wrote: > > > On Sat, Mar 16, 2019, 7:19 AM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk > mailto:cctalk@classiccmp.org>> wrote: > > > > Hunk #11 succeeded at 1075. > Hunk #12 succeeded at 1250. > Overdue "---

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-03-16 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Hunk #11 succeeded at 1075. Hunk #12 succeeded at 1250. Overdue "---" at line 782--check line numbers at line 773. --- Has no one else noticed that a number of these patches fail? I am continuing to apply them and just hoping that I don't run into a point where one of the

Re: 2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-03-15 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Can I assume that all the patches have been applied and tested and none of them have been rescinded? Next, can I assume one need only apply them all in order to bring a system up to current level? And then the logical direction this is going. Is there any where I can find a file containing all

Re: atex system in Houston

2019-03-14 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 3/14/19 1:51 PM, Rick Bensene via cctalk wrote: > In an earlier posting, I stated that the 4014 (with its 19" DVST tube) > was the largest DVST display that Tektronix made, to which > Paul K. responded: > >> An article about those terminals also turns up the 4016 (25 inch tube > -- 4014 is 19

2.11 BSD on an 11/93 with an CMD SCSI Module

2019-03-13 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Anybody had any luck with this configuration? I used VTServer to install it and everything works fine except for the very last step. It installs completely and boots from within VTServer with ra(0,0,0)unix. I issue the "dd if=/mdec/rauboot of=/def/rra0a count=1" and it completes successfully.

Re: 1983 UBC PDP-11 Unix tools distribution

2019-03-06 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 3/6/19 1:07 AM, Richard Loken via cctalk wrote: > On Tue, 5 Mar 2019, Brent Hilpert via cctalk wrote: > >> TRIUMF was using /11s for cyclotron control I believe, that's not >> where you anticipate UNIX showing up. > > But was it Unix or something else like RT-11?  Or was it a VAX? > >

Re: PDP-11 disk image question

2019-02-19 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/19/19 12:37 PM, Glen Slick via cctalk wrote: > On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 5:39 AM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk > wrote: >> >> All sounds like fun, but if the two emulations don't do RA81 >> correctly the information doesn't really do me much good. I >> certain

Re: PDP-11 disk image question

2019-02-19 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/18/19 10:59 PM, Glen Slick via cctalk wrote: > On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 5:18 PM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk > wrote: >> >> Well, all I really have are CQD module which does MSCP and TMSCP >> over SCSI. > > Do you have any SCSI tape drives? Sure. I have a SCS

Re: PDP-11 disk image question

2019-02-18 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/18/19 9:02 PM, Paul Koning wrote: > > >> On Feb 18, 2019, at 8:18 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk >> wrote: >> >> On 2/18/19 7:39 PM, Paul Koning wrote: >>> >>> ... >>> TU58, no -- that's not a file structured device on RSTS.

Re: PDP-11 disk image question

2019-02-18 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/18/19 7:39 PM, Paul Koning wrote: > > >> On Feb 18, 2019, at 5:24 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk >> wrote: >> >> On 2/18/19 4:35 PM, Paul Koning wrote: >>> >>> ... >>> For the case of RSTS, small or large is not a consideration. W

Re: PDP-11 disk image question

2019-02-18 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/18/19 4:35 PM, Paul Koning wrote: > > >> On Feb 18, 2019, at 3:46 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk >> wrote: >> >> >> >> SO, to start a wrap up on this topic. I had heard of people >> copying images made on SIMH to real disks and using them.

Re: PDP-11 disk image question

2019-02-18 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
SO, to start a wrap up on this topic. I had heard of people copying images made on SIMH to real disks and using them. It now seems there are some serious strings attached to that idea. I know it works for small disks as I have done it with RL02 and RX/Ry disks. I have one more thing to try

Re: PDP-11 disk image question

2019-02-16 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/16/19 3:57 PM, Zane Healy wrote: > >> On Feb 16, 2019, at 10:04 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk >> wrote: >> >> OK, as usual, I hac caused confusion and didn't get my point across. >> >> let's try with a detailed explanation of what I did that

Re: PDP-11 disk image question

2019-02-16 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/16/19 12:35 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote: > >> On Feb 16, 2019, at 9:10 AM, Lyle Bickley via cctalk >> wrote: >> >> Bill, >> >> On Sat, 16 Feb 2019 13:55:10 + >> Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote: >> >>> So, I used SIMH to

PDP-11 disk image question

2019-02-16 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
So, I used SIMH to do an install of a complete OS on an RA81 disk. I would like to move this to a real disk and try it on a real PDP-11. Is there a way to do this using dd on a BSD machine? I tried but it created a non bootable system. Well, actually, it starts to boot but then fails very

Re: Wirewrap DIP sockets - any interest?

2019-02-11 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/11/19 3:29 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote: > On 2/11/19 3:25 PM, William Donzelli via cctalk wrote: >> Does anyone here still actively wire wrap circuits? I am thinking >> about dumping my inventory of nice machine pin wirewrap sockets. >> Lately they have b

Re: Wirewrap DIP sockets - any interest?

2019-02-11 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/11/19 3:25 PM, William Donzelli via cctalk wrote: > Does anyone here still actively wire wrap circuits? I am thinking > about dumping my inventory of nice machine pin wirewrap sockets. > Lately they have been selling like lead balloons. > > Contact me off list. > > -- > Will, in the Hudson

Re: Looking for: 68000 C compilers

2019-02-07 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/7/19 4:49 AM, Phil Pemberton via cctalk wrote: > On Wed, 6 Feb 2019, Tomasz Rola wrote: > >> On Wed, Feb 06, 2019 at 03:08:14PM +, Phil Pemberton via cctalk >> wrote: >>> Hi, >>> >>> I'm (still) trying to reverse-engineer a ton of M68K ROM code which >>> was apparently compiled with a

Re: TU-58 support under Unix

2019-02-03 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/3/19 5:13 PM, GREEN wrote: > I built support under V6 all in user space. That would be in the early 1980s > and I don’t recall it being very difficult. I suspect others did that as > well. Have you tried looking in the USENIX tapes? > I will probably look at writing a driver once I have

Re: TU-58 support under Unix

2019-02-03 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/3/19 3:41 PM, Aaron Jackson wrote: > TU-58 support wouldn't need to be in the kernel, it could easily run in > user space. Perhaps someone had written an application in user-space to > dump TU-58 tapes. I was looking for a device driver and when I didn't find it I looked at SPD's and release

TU-58 support under Unix

2019-02-03 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Here's a question for someone who has been around long enough to remember. Why did none of the available PDP-11 Unixes support the TU-58? I have looked at Ultrix-11, V7M and BSD 2.11 (didn't try 2.9 but I suspect if it isn't in 2.11 it wasn't in 2.9) and none of them had support for the TU-58.

Re: DEC TKZ10 Tapes

2019-02-01 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 2/1/19 3:20 AM, Nico de Jong via cctalk wrote: > Hi *Bill > > I have 3x Bull 3215 tapes if you are willing to pay the postage from > Denmark. I can erase them on a Tandberg drive, if you want. > > Nico > > > On 31-01-2019 22:33, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wro

DEC TKZ10 Tapes

2019-01-31 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Does anyone have any DC6525 tape cartridges they would be willing to part with? One of the Expansion boxes on my VAX has a TKZ10 but none of the older QIC tapes I have can handle the format from this drive. bill

Re: 3850 media

2019-01-20 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/20/19 12:30 PM, cctalk via cctalk wrote: > Original lister has relisted the item > > https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-3850-media-cartridge-1970s-vintage/123603101597 > > And now one shows up in the UK. Same photos and description. Very strange. > > https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/113564749573 > >

VXT2000+

2019-01-20 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Bummer time I turned on my VXT2000+ today and after about 5 minutes there was a "pop" and a small puff of smoke from the power supply. No smell like you get from a selenium diode or other semiconductor. Now, the fan tries to run but only twitches and the led blinks slowly. No obvious

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-12 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/12/19 6:45 PM, allison via cctalk wrote: > On 01/12/2019 05:03 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote: >> On 1/12/19 4:30 PM, allison via cctalk wrote: >>> On 01/12/2019 04:14 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote: >>>> On 1/12/19 2:25 PM, allison via cctalk wrote

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-12 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/12/19 4:30 PM, allison via cctalk wrote: > On 01/12/2019 04:14 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote: >> On 1/12/19 2:25 PM, allison via cctalk wrote: >>> On 01/12/2019 12:29 PM, Pete Turnbull via cctalk wrote: >>>> On 12/01/2019 01:24, Zane Healy via cctalk wro

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-12 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/12/19 2:25 PM, allison via cctalk wrote: > On 01/12/2019 12:29 PM, Pete Turnbull via cctalk wrote: >> On 12/01/2019 01:24, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote: >> >>> I’m pretty sure you could get the /23+, /53, /73, /83, and /93 in >>> either a BA23 or a BA123.  I have an actual badged BA23 pedestal

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-12 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/12/19 1:13 PM, Jerry Weiss wrote: > On 1/12/19 11:39 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote: >> On 1/12/19 12:29 PM, Pete Turnbull via cctalk wrote: >>> On 12/01/2019 01:24, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote: >>> >>>> I’m pretty sure you could get the /23+

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-12 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/12/19 12:29 PM, Pete Turnbull via cctalk wrote: > On 12/01/2019 01:24, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote: > >> I’m pretty sure you could get the /23+, /53, /73, /83, and /93 in >> either a BA23 or a BA123.  I have an actual badged BA23 pedestal for >> my /23+. > > I'm fairly certain all

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-12 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/12/19 12:24 PM, Pete Turnbull via cctalk wrote: > On 11/01/2019 23:58, Ethan Dicks via cctalk wrote: >> On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 3:51 PM Bill Gunshannon via cctalk >> wrote: >>> Mine are all BA23.  Wasn't the BA123 for the MicroVAX? >> >> As sold,

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-12 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/12/19 9:20 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote: > > > Well, the problem is definitely bus grant as with just two memory > cards in the machine I put the disk controller in and it does not > show up in the Map. The only problem with this is the question > Why? I have e

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-12 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Well, the problem is definitely bus grant as with just two memory cards in the machine I put the disk controller in and it does not show up in the Map. The only problem with this is the question Why? I have examined the memory cards. The C-D (actually, C) does have the bus grant lines

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-11 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/11/19 3:24 PM, allison via cctalk wrote: > On 01/11/2019 02:32 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: >> > From: Allison Parent >> >> > Most Probable cause is interrupt grant is broken. >> >> The only -11 that complains if the grant chain is broken that I know of is >> the /34 (maybe

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-11 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/11/19 2:32 PM, Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote: > > From: Allison Parent > > > Most Probable cause is interrupt grant is broken. > > The only -11 that complains if the grant chain is broken that I know of is > the /34 (maybe the /04 too). I certainly have a QBUS chassis right next

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-11 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
t; > Phoned this in! > > > On Jan 11, 2019, at 12:28 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk > wrote: > > > Well, it has been so long since I had to put together an > entire system I forgot what fun it can be. > > With almost documentation I was able to configure 4 1meg >

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-11 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Well, it has been so long since I had to put together an entire system I forgot what fun it can be. With almost documentation I was able to configure 4 1meg memory modules and I tested them all in my 11/23+ box. KDJ11-B with 4 different (but similar) memory cards. "MAP" option of the KDJ11

Re: Interest in a DiscFerret?

2019-01-09 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/9/19 2:06 PM, Fred Jan Kraan via cctalk wrote: > Hi Everyone, > > Is there any interest in a DiscFerret in good working order? > > If so contact me off-list. I don't have a plan yet for the case interest > is >1. So, I accidentally replied to the list as well and it created quite a flurry

Re: PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-09 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/9/19 2:28 PM, Henk Gooijen via cctalk wrote: > > As far as I know about the 11/93 (or 11/94), all memory is on the CPU module. > The 11/9[3|4] is sort-of an 11/8[3|4] with all (PMI) memory on the CPU module > as the cache on the 8[3|4]. > > The 11/9[3|4] with 2 MB RAM can only be upgraded

Re: Interest in a DiscFerret?

2019-01-09 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 1/9/19 2:06 PM, Fred Jan Kraan via cctalk wrote: > Hi Everyone, > > Is there any interest in a DiscFerret in good working order? > > If so contact me off-list. I don't have a plan yet for the case interest > is >1. > What were you hoping to get for it? I have no idea what they went for

PDP-11 Memory

2019-01-09 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
Well, I have decided to stop playing with my hardware for a while and get back to playing with software. :-) In order to do this I am building three (maybe four) PDP-11's. I have an 11/93, an 11/73 and an 11/23+ (and maybe another 11/23 or 11/73). BUt, I have run into a small problem.

Re: DG Nova 4 for pickup on Lon Gisland

2018-12-19 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 12/19/18 4:14 PM, Jay Jaeger via cctech wrote: > On 12/18/2018 3:35 PM, Al Kossow via cctech wrote: >> >> >> On 12/18/18 12:38 PM, William Donzelli via cctalk wrote: >> Unfortunately I got no docs or media with this machine. And it appears all that is up on bitsavers are tape images?

Re: More old stuff incoming

2018-12-19 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 12/19/18 4:27 PM, Guy Sotomayor Jr via cctalk wrote: > Having worked at IBM “in the day”, the “official” reason (near as I could > tell) was that IBM didn’t want to anthropomorphise computers. So it was > never “memory”, it was always “storage”. So we didn’t have RAM or ROM, we > had

Re: More old stuff incoming

2018-12-19 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 12/19/18 3:59 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote: >>>> I still have and use the first scanner bought by the CS Department > On Wed, 19 Dec 2018, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote: >> Pretty sure that's the one.  Got stuff piled on it at the moment >> so I

Re: More old stuff incoming

2018-12-19 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 12/19/18 3:15 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > > > On 12/19/18 11:59 AM, Toby Thain via cctalk wrote: >> I do have some 12AX7's lying around... > > sell them > > > You'll get my vacuum tubes when you pry them from my cold, dead hands. bill

Re: More old stuff incoming

2018-12-19 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
ccmp.org writes: > > > On 2018-12-19 2:33 PM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote: > >> On 12/19/18 2:21 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: >>> >>> >>> On 12/19/18 9:56 AM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote: >>> >>>> I've been f

Re: More old stuff incoming

2018-12-19 Thread Bill Gunshannon via cctalk
On 12/19/18 2:21 PM, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote: > > > On 12/19/18 9:56 AM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote: > >> I've been following @foone's development of the Snood Bloober on Twitter. > > "Tube Time" is the developer of the adlib (now sold by the Russians on eBay) > and the SnBl >

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