What's needed for a minimal HP-1000 series E/(F?) system?
hp-fix at xs4all.nl
Wed Mar 11 06:53:09 CDT 2009
On www.hpmuseum.net and bitsavers you can find some info.
There is emulation software from HP (MSDOS(Vectra) or 200-series)witch you
use instead of a terminal at the hpmuseum site.
There is also software to emulatie a CS80-drive (hpdrive and hpdir)under
Windows at www.hp9845.net look at the projects section.
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> Van: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org
> [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] Namens Christian Corti
> Verzonden: woensdag 11 maart 2009 10:49
> Aan: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Onderwerp: Re: What's needed for a minimal HP-1000 series
> E/(F?) system?
> On Wed, 11 Mar 2009, Josh Dersch wrote:
> > Front:
> > DCPC slot - D.C.P.C board
> > 111 - Memory Protect
> > 112 - M.E.M.
> > .
> > .
> > .
> > 121 - 64K HSM
> > 122 - 64K HSM
> > 123 - MEM CNTLR (cabled to 122 & 121 on
> left-side connector via
> > ribbon cable)
> This isn't much memory.
> > Rear:
> > 10 - F.E.M.
> > 12 - BACI
> > 14 - BUS I/O
> I'd put the BACI into slot 11 and the Bus I/O into 12 (avoid
> empty slots between cards). You need an HP terminal (e.g. a 2648A with
> cartridges) or an emulation which provides the fast binary
> load feature in order to boot from the terminal as you don't
> have anything else to boot from. And I recommend a TBG (time
> base generator).
> > The 1000E (2113E) is empty aside from the power-supply &
> mainboard and
> > a single F.E.M. card in slot 10. The F.E.M. is cabled to the main
> > board via a ribbon cable (this ribbon cable is not present on the
> > 1000F). I assume this machine isn't going to do much as it is.
> Right, this machine would do nothing.
> > My understanding is that the F-series has some kind of
> > support, but it's also my understanding that such support
> was provided
> > via an external expansion, which I do not have. Since I don't have
> > this expansion, will the 1000F work at all, or should I
> move the cards I have to the E?
> > (Minus the F.E.M., I assume...)
> An F-series without FPP (floating-point processor) acts like
> an E-series.
> I guess that the microcode ROMs are on the FEM. BTW the FPP
> is connected to the front panel with a ribbon cable.
> > I probably won't have time to play with this right away, but I'm
> > curious to know what else I'll need to get one of these
> machines going...
> You could start getting more memory and a disk drive with
> controller (e.g.
> a 7905 with 13037 MAC controller, or a CS/80 HP-IB drive with
> the 12821 interface), as well as an HP terminal. Then you
> could play with RTE.
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