HP-CHM agreement

Rik Bos hp-fix at xs4all.nl
Tue Oct 13 14:28:33 CDT 2009


Do you have a disc with RTE on it ?
Or do you have 'nothing' ?
I've a HP 1000 600A+ with RTE-A VC+ on it .
The manuals you can download from the Hpmuseum website www.hpmuseum.net
You need minimal one HP-IB disc to get it running.
To install RTE-A you need a tape unit like a 9144A or 9145A or a floppy
drive like a HP9121/22.
It is possible to create binary images from the tapes or disc's using a
DOS-PC with HP-IB card installed and a program called LIFDIAG.EXE
Some time ago I wrote a paper how to crack the passwords of a RTE-A
At the moment I'm busy with the house, but within a few weeks I should be
able to dig up my RTE-A tapes.

The boot string for a HP-IB drive is : %BDC27BSYSXX  XX=is the number of the
system file.
You could try just : %BDC27 but then it uses the first available boot file.


> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org 
> [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] Namens Glen Slick
> Verzonden: dinsdag 13 oktober 2009 20:17
> Aan: General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
> Onderwerp: Re: HP-CHM agreement
> Are there any RTE-A binaries available for hobby use?  I just 
> acquired an apparently functional HP-1000 / A900 but have no 
> software to try running on it.
> I can connect to the 12040 MUX interface as the VCP console, 
> but none of the 12040 manuals I have found contain 
> programming information on the 12040 so even trying to get 
> HP-IPL/OS running would be a challenge.  The manuals have 
> programming information for the 12005 serial interface, but I 
> don't have one of those in this system.
> -Glen
> On Tue, Jan 22, 2008 at 8:20 PM, Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org> wrote:
> > Al Kossow wrote:
> >>
> >> I annouced a few months ago that the agreement had been signed.
> >>
> >> I'm attaching a pdf. If the attachement gets eaten, i'll put it on 
> >> bitsavers under http://bitsavers.org/bits/HP/
> >>
> >
> > Looks like the message was eaten.
> > The pdf is on bitsavers for you to take a look at.
> >
> > CHM hasn't issued a press release about it since we're still doing 
> > things like trying to convert the interleaf formatted 
> manuals to pdfs 
> > and are organizing what we have.
> >
> > What HP actually donated was materal from about the last 10 
> years of 
> > the product's life (RTE-A, mostly). The earlier code is coming from 
> > other holdings.

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