PDP-11/03 + VTserver?
sb at thebackend.de
Fri Mar 31 09:23:44 CST 2006
Since I had to leave my 8/L behind for the next couple months I got
myself a smaller toy for the meantime. It's a PDP-11/03 with LSI-11/2
CPU, 32k MOS memory and a DLV11-J serial interface card.
It also had an EPROM-board and an unknown interface card (40-pin
connector) by a company called "sprecher + schuh" but I removed those
till I figure out what exactly they do.
Some TU58 tapes came with the machine so I guess the EPROMs only contain
some kind of bootloader and the main program came from the tape. I don't
have the tape drive though.
I made some adapter cables for the DLV11 and can talk to the ODT and
execute small programs. To try something bigger I guess I can use
VTserver. I don't have any tape-images to use with VTserver though. I
found hints on the net saying it is possible to create xxdp and RT-11
tape images using simh or E11 or something like that.
I didn't manage to do that myself though. I can boot both systems on the
emulator but E11 crashes whenever I try to access the emulated DECtape
II and simh doesn't seem to support it at all...
Is there an idiot proof howto somewhere on the net that I missed?
Could someone maybe send me some images to try?
Is this the way to go at all or is there a better alternative to get
software into the PDP?
thanks in advance,
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