SWTPC 6800

Brad H vintagecomputer at bettercomputing.net
Tue Aug 16 11:55:02 CDT 2016

Thanks Brent.  So when I hit the end of an 'S' record line.. is it just a
Line Feed I need to go to the next?  Or just type the next S record right in
behind it?

Also curious about how you type S records at the monitor prompt.  I'm
reading and trying to figure out how to do that.

Many thanks!


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From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Brent
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Subject: Re: SWTPC 6800

Yes, the monitor just sees bytes coming at it, it can't distinguish whether
they're typed or coming from a host/machine,  as long as the byte sequence
accords with the Motorola S record format.

You can formulate your own S records and type them at the monitor, too.

On 2016-Aug-16, at 9:09 AM, Brad H wrote:

> Another question if I may -- for a short TXT loader file.. could I 
> manually enter the information contained therein with my terminal?  
> I'm just thinking for a quick memory test, etc -- it'd be six of one 
> half a dozen of the other in terms of time to hook up a PC terminal and
send the file..
> If I were to hit L to put the 6800 into load mode, could I then just 
> type out the contents of the loader file with the CT1024's keyboard?

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