PDP-8 OS/8 Disk Image Problems

Gooijen, Henk henk.gooijen at oce.com
Wed Nov 16 01:42:39 CST 2005


I used the following entry lines and successfully copied DECtapes.

set df enable
att dt0 os8.tu56
att dt1 os8drv.tu56
att .....                 (what ever other drive you use)

Then it is striaght forward: boot dt0, and access dt1.
The "tape names" (os8.tu56 and os8drv.tu56) should be substituted
by the names of the files that you use, of course :-)
I don't know much of pdp8's, there are others that know a lot more!


- Henk, PA8PDP

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org 
> [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Madcrow Maxwell
> Sent: dinsdag 15 november 2005 22:48
> To: cctalk at classiccmp.org
> Subject: PDP-8 OS/8 Disk Image Problems
> I've recently started to play with the PDP-8 using the 
> excellent SIMH emulator and I've come across a problem: none 
> of the PDP-8 OS/8 disk images that I've found seem to allow 
> me to use DECtapes. As all the games I've found (mostly 
> smallish BASIC programs) seem to come on DECtape/DECtape 
> images. Does anybody know where to find a disk with proper 
> drivers. I tried to rebuild the OS, but BUILD couldn't find 
> the proper drivers either.
> Actually, I have my doubts as to whether BASIC even works, as 
> it seems to not even want to run the little
> 20 END
> example that I cooked up.

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