QSIC update - v6 Unix boots and runs

Phil Blundell pb at pbcl.net
Mon Jan 29 15:57:33 CST 2018

On Mon, 2018-01-29 at 16:06 -0500, David Bridgham via cctalk wrote:
> For those of you who are following along with our QSIC project, today
> we
> booted v6 Unix successfully for the first time.  We'd first tried
> this a
> week or two back but discovered that Unix does use partial block
> reads
> and writes after all and I hadn't implemented those yet.  We're
> running
> this on an 11/23 using the QSIC with an SD card emulating a couple
> RK05s.

That sounds pretty awesome.  Good job there!

Do you know how hard it would be to take this design and make a UNIBUS
version?  I have an 11/34 languishing under the bench in my hardware
lab and one of the principal reasons for the languishing is that I
don't have any drives to go with it.


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