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    Sure wish I lived up that way to be able to help....

    Sure wish I lived up that way to be able to help. I'd be glad to work on an 8i. Too bad I don't.
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    I believe Simh can do that but you'd have to...

    I believe Simh can do that but you'd have to install it. It's not hard to use but at first can be a bit
    confusing.
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    My sense of humor matches yours: So I must be...

    My sense of humor matches yours: So I must be perfect. :)
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    There, I think I found the proper sharing option....

    There, I think I found the proper sharing option. I retired in late Jan and moved to Texas in Feb. It's much cheaper
    here than it was there in Aurora.
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    Does this link work better? It's possible I put...

    Does this link work better? It's possible I put the first picture in a non shared area.

    https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipMCMfdGZNwo2J64zdu46MPLOlz7G2_0XvR4-Vcw
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    That's the guy. In fact he did do an 8i panel. ...

    That's the guy. In fact he did do an 8i panel. I'll post a picture once I figure where to put it. I know this site
    does not allow attachments.

    Try here: ...
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    Someone was making full sized repro's of the...

    Someone was making full sized repro's of the pdp-8e and pdp-8i panels. I bought one of the 8i's. The are beautiful.
    I can't find the e-mail so don't remember who this was.
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    It should work, as I used this long ago and it...

    It should work, as I used this long ago and it booted fine. I may hae to sysgen a new copy though
    as I am not sure of the exact set up from back then. It boots to this now:
    sim> boot rq0


    ...
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    You are correct. That's what I was using so...

    You are correct. That's what I was using so never looked for newer. The newer 4.0 Simh boots RSTS at least to a prompt.
    I will see if it fully starts. Thank you. If so this tells me the image on...
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    Ok, so I was able to build Simh pdp11 on my Mac...

    Ok, so I was able to build Simh pdp11 on my Mac laptop after downloading the developers packages.
    It works as I have always seen it work. Trying to boot RSTS fails. But I may have missed something...
  11. rf08/rs08 for the pdp-8's as the 8i I used in...

    rf08/rs08 for the pdp-8's as the 8i I used in junior/senior high had 3 and it was there in 1969.
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    Yet it works for booting, and only not for...

    Yet it works for booting, and only not for displaying the FRD screen? This
    seems odd. I'd expect flakiness all throughout the boot process. Whatever. I may get
    back to checking this some day,...
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    I used an image available online booting it with...

    I used an image available online booting it with Simh and then genning my own perssonalized copy for my machine.
    I started with version 7, then found later versions available. I believe I have v10....
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    My question is why did it work on the VT102? I...

    My question is why did it work on the VT102? I know it used to work on the VT320.
    As to RSTS I have very little knowledge of it too. Never really used it. I am more
    of a Unix/Linux person. ...
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    Progress made. I wasn't sure how to change the...

    Progress made. I wasn't sure how to change the baud rate of the current VT320. So I grabbed
    my newly acquired VT102 and saw it was already at 9600. Emulex screen comes up fine on it.
    I am not...
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    I was wrong when I stated it was set to 38400. ...

    I was wrong when I stated it was set to 38400. It is actually at 9600. Yeah, I know it could be many things.
    I am usually good at tracing down problems. Must be why I went into computers and...
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    I don't have an easy way to run PDP11GUI at this...

    I don't have an easy way to run PDP11GUI at this time. My main Windows machine is in one room, and the computers are
    all in another. If it comes to using it I will work something out. Tried...
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    Thanks for the info. I have an M7856 that I used...

    Thanks for the info. I have an M7856 that I used long ago to boot an image to an 11/34 that I no longer have using
    TU58. I may have to try that if I don't figure something out soon.
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    I believe the terminal is set to 38400. It...

    I believe the terminal is set to 38400. It reports the 11/84 start up info properly. I have never
    changed anything on this terminal nor the 11/84 port. Not sure why it would not work for the...
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    Ok, the code for FRD loaded matches your dump. ...

    Ok, the code for FRD loaded matches your dump. So that is good. 210 is indeed the CSR of 172150.
    Registers before the 200G and after:

    Before: R0=100, R1=32772, R2=22003, R3=0, R4=322, R5=251,...
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    Never knew Simh had that feature to disassemble...

    Never knew Simh had that feature to disassemble code. Interesting. I also did not know
    the source to the firmware was located on bitsavers. Thank you for these two useful pieces
    of info. My Mac...
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    I do not have Simh installed on any machine at...

    I do not have Simh installed on any machine at this time. I will attempt to install it on this laptop and see if I can load RSTS from
    the image on the SD.
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    Thanks for those tips. I had figured that if OSX...

    Thanks for those tips. I had figured that if OSX could not read the disk then I had no chance.
    But I followed your instructions (never ever ever do an Initialize unless you know you have to).
    I...
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    I pulled the SD card and tried to read it on my...

    I pulled the SD card and tried to read it on my MacBook Air. It is not readable there. I'd have expected it to at least be
    able to read it. So maybe the SD got corrupted somehow. I will try to...
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    I am using that document. I have the CSR set to...

    I am using that document. I have the CSR set to 17772150 and get a 2000 from 17772152 at step 4. All the status
    come back normal but the command to start just hangs. I will dump some of 200...
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