[TUHS] the Data General ECLIPSE MV/7800XP ... booted from tape! :)
asbesto at freaknet.org
Fri Sep 2 01:33:59 AEST 2005
another great day! we booted via tape! :)))
the problem was that the eclipse need to load the "MICROCODE"
before read anything else; and we had 2 problems:
the tape head was so dirty that we can feel the dirt on
the head touching with a finger! after cleaning it, the
tape reader now perfectly!
the microcode original tape is ... in horrible conditions! it
release magnetic particles touching it, and the tape reader
can't read it :(((
we found that a microcode copy can be loaded from the hard
disk (a 550 mb disk, very big and huge ! :)
so, we can now load the microcode from hard disk and, after
that, boot the DG/UX installation tape :D
AND WE'RE SO HAPPY, SOOO HAPPY, WE LOVE ALL ! :)
the main problem is how to do a backup of the whole disk,
to preserve the original AOS/VS installation, before trying
an installation of DG/UX.
Any hint? :)
p.s. some images here:
many tnx to eflags for the help (he's the guy in the photos).
It's a sort of JESUS. He touch hardware imposing hands, then
the hardware magically works.
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