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marktuson
February 25th, 2010, 03:47 AM
Hi, I've just registered here, and I hope someone can help me. I'm looking for a copy of ITS, and my Googling kept bringing me here - to a six-year-old thread!

Could anyone please tell me where I can obtain a copy of the ITS image(s) from, and how to set it up on SIMH? I'm very interested in computer history, particularly ancient OSes, and I run most of the Ancient Unixen on my box at home, but I'd like to run something a little earlier, and play around with it a little bit. :)

Also, are there any other similarly ancient OSes that anyone can recommend I look at? For example, I've been looking for a copy of GCOS (or GECOS) to play with, but I don't think that's available.

Anyway, thanks very much!

BlueofRainbow
February 25th, 2010, 04:09 PM
Try of the following:

http://www.bitsavers.org/simh.trailing-edge.com/help.html

http://www.ultimate.com/phil/pdp10/

ftp://ftp.ultimate.com/pdp10/its-install

The last one has a couple of scripts for the installation.

While you are exploring ITS, you might desire to try the original Zork Game as developed at MIT (it should be on one of the ITS images)....

marktuson
February 27th, 2010, 01:04 AM
The install scripts didn't work.

EDIT: What's the thing with the Cosmic Computing site? Can't log in using my Google account, and I can't seem to contact them to request access. How does that work?

BlueofRainbow
March 8th, 2010, 03:11 AM
I collected these links some time ago.

No account was needed for the Cosmic Computing site back then where the "phil/pdp10" page resides. Maybe by using the Internet Archives it could be possible to get to that page directly?

The Scripts are for SIMH 3.0. I think the current version circulating around is 3.5 or 3.6. The scripts may require finding the old 3.0 version of SIMH or be adapted for the new version (using the changelog for finding which changes may have "broken" the scrip).

Good luck!