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    Default Trying to create TU58 image

    Taking the following instructions from the TU58FS site I tried to create rt11v53.tu58. After booting dd0: I tried to exit but got message UCL-F-File not found SY:UCL.DAT. Consequently rt11v53.tu58 remains an empty file. What must I do to get this working properly?

    Thank you.

    Al

    Booting RT-11 from a TU58 image
    Normally RT-11 is booted from some kind of disk: mostly RX floppy, or RK/RL drives.
    There's nothing special to make a bootable TU58 image. Since June 2015 SimH 4 supports TU58 as "TDC" device.
    Here's the walk through for making a bootable TU58 from a full RL02 system disk, saved in image file "rt11v53.rl02". The resulting TU58 tape image is "rt11v53.tu58".
    SimH commands:
    sim> set rl0 rl02
    sim> attach rl0 rt11v53.rl02
    sim> set tdc enable
    sim> attach tdc0 rt11v53.tu58
    sim> boot rl0
    You have no RT-11 running.
    RT-11 commands
    Copy now the RT-11 core files onto the TU58 images. The size of 256KB allows only for a base system.
    .init/noquery dd0:
    .copy rt11sj.sys dd0:
    .copy dd.sys dd0:
    .copy swap.sys dd0:
    .copy tt.sys dd0:
    .copy dl.sys dd0:
    .copy starts.com dd0:
    .copy dir.sav dd0:
    .copy dup.sav dd0:
    .copy pip.sav dd0:
    .copy help.sav dd0:
    .copy resorc.sav dd0:

    .copy/boot:dd dd0:rt11sj.sys dd0:

    .dir dd0:
    .boot dd0:
    "Help" needs much space, but I love it. The RT-11 PDFs on your screen will do as well. Be sure to add all device drivers you need in your '11. Only the Singe Job SJ system is installed, so "??X.SYS" drivers are not needed.
    The new tape is verified by booting from it.

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    Maybe this way too obvious: Did you detach the emulated TU58 in SimH? It is written when detaching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattisLind View Post
    Maybe this way too obvious: Did you detach the emulated TU58 in SimH? It is written when detaching.
    Tried it but got same message UCL-F-File not found SY:UCL.DAT

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    The UCL.DAT file is created when you first define a user command. If you don't have UCL.SAV on SY:, you won't be able to create or use user commands. This is more of an inconvenience than a serious problem.

    Make sure you use ^E and exit from SIMH, as this should write the file to disk.
    RT-11FB V05.07
    Booted from DD0:RT11FB

    set cli noucl !turn off


    . . .

    FPU support

    Device Status CSR Vector(s)
    ------ ------ --- ---------
    DD Resident 176500 300 304
    DL Installed 174400 160
    DU Installed 172150 154

    . . .


    CLI is set DCL, CCL, NO UCL, NO UCF

    . . .






    Simulation stopped, PC: 151414 (MOV -(R4),R5)

    sim> SH TDC0
    TDC0 262KB, attached to tu58.dsk, write enabled
    qsim> EXIT
    Goodbye
    TDC: writing buffer to file


    $ hexdump -e '"%_p"' -ov tu58.dsk |more
    ................0000000 000240 000415 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000
    ...........C....0000010 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 041420 116020 000400
    . . .
    ..?BOOT-U-.I/O e00001e0 005015 041077 047517 026524 026525 044400 047457 062440
    rror............00001f0 071162 071157 005015 000012 177777 177777 177777 177777






    Last edited by wa2flq; October 18th, 2018 at 03:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wa2flq View Post
    The UCL.DAT file is created when you first define a user command. If you don't have UCL.SAV on SY:, you won't be able to create or use user commands. This is more of an inconvenience than a serious problem.

    Make sure you use ^E and exit from SIMH, as this should write the file to disk.
    RT-11FB V05.07
    Booted from DD0:RT11FB

    set cli noucl !turn off


    . . .

    FPU support

    Device Status CSR Vector(s)
    ------ ------ --- ---------
    DD Resident 176500 300 304
    DL Installed 174400 160
    DU Installed 172150 154

    . . .


    CLI is set DCL, CCL, NO UCL, NO UCF

    . . .






    Simulation stopped, PC: 151414 (MOV -(R4),R5)

    sim> SH TDC0
    TDC0 262KB, attached to tu58.dsk, write enabled
    qsim> EXIT
    Goodbye
    TDC: writing buffer to file


    $ hexdump -e '"%_p"' -ov tu58.dsk |more
    ................0000000 000240 000415 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000
    ...........C....0000010 000000 000000 000000 000000 000000 041420 116020 000400
    . . .
    ..?BOOT-U-.I/O e00001e0 005015 041077 047517 026524 026525 044400 047457 062440
    rror............00001f0 071162 071157 005015 000012 177777 177777 177777 177777






    Thank you very much. I now have it working!!

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