Simh problem

Josef Chessor josefcub at
Thu Dec 29 19:35:39 CST 2005

On 12/29/05, Jim Beacon <jim at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I've been trying to install NetBSD 2.0 on the SimH VAX emulator, but the
> install text shows up as control codes, rather than correctly spaced and
> formatted.
> What have I done wrong?

You haven't done anything wrong -- SIMH doesn't provide any kind of
emulation other than straight TTY for its console window.  I've run
Open VMS in Simh/VAX and have the same issue.  You'll likely just have
to read around the control codes, and later use a telnet client to get
reasonable output, once the OS is installed.

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