I've assembled some notes from old manuals and other sources
on the formats used for on-disk file systems through the
Additional notes, comments on style, and whatnot are welcome.
(It may be sensible to send anything in the last two categories
directly to me, rather than to the whole list.)
It's been a long time since I've been able to play with the simulator. Now I
can't seem to get into V7. Can you point to me the page online because I
don't have a .ps viewer that shows the commands again with the tapes and
disks. tm(0,3) and so on.
While looking for virgin/vanilla v6 and v7 tapes to boot on simh, I'm kinda stuck.
And since simh mailing list wasn't much help, cuz seems there mostly vax/vms guys,
maybe it's someone here to help me out.
V6.tape from Ken Wellsch was quite easy to boot, by cutting three rk images directly
from it by means of "dd", then booting the root image and mounting source and doc
where it should belong. Also it boots nicely in more traditional way off the
tape by using "ltap" script from "www.ba-stuttgart.de/~helbig/os" and then following
the standard install procedure for v6.
The same "ltap" set of commands or it's slightly shorter version like this one:
d 100000 012700
d 100002 172526
d 100004 010040
d 100006 012740
d 100010 060003
d 100012 172522
d 100014 105737
d 100016 172522
d -h 100020 80FD
d 100022 005007
boots "catted" in one file Keith Bostic v7 bits of tape, up to the
promt. But when calling mkfs or restor programs by "tm(0,3)" or "tm(0,4)",
the simh just hangs indefinitely. Can someone explain what I'm doing wrong maybe?
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