What's needed for a minimal HP-1000 series E/(F?) system?
cc at informatik.uni-stuttgart.de
Thu Mar 12 04:39:22 CDT 2009
On Wed, 11 Mar 2009, Steve Robertson wrote:
>>> The 1000E (2113E) is empty aside from the power-supply & mainboard and a
>>> single F.E.M. card in slot 10. The F.E.M. is cabled to the main board via a
>> Right, this machine would do nothing.
> Actually, the machine is usable in it's current configuration. Once
> again, it depends on what you want to use it for.
No, without memory, it won't do anything.
> configured for your machine will not be easy. IMHO, The easiest way to
> boot the computer from an external device is to use the BACI board and
> upload programs serially from a PC.
Right, I haven't tried if I could use AdvanceLink or HPTerm (both can be
found on hpmuseum.net) to boot the machine.
> Toggle in a few instructions on the front panel, establish a serial link
> from the PC, and upload the program. Can't get much simpler than that.
> Check the BOOT ROMS (below the MEM cards) and see what device(s) they
> are for. I'd be willing to bet one of them is for the 2648A. In that
> case, you don't have to toggle in anything on the HP1000.
You usually don't need to toggle in any instruction since the 264x
bootloader ROM is standard in the E- and F-series machines.
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