HP tape drive novel repair

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Wed Jan 21 07:55:47 CST 2015

On Tue, 20 Jan 2015, Jay West wrote:

> I've never been quite set up correctly to focus on RTE (due to TSB and RTE
> wanting different hardware configs), but after this particular build (and
> hopefully the exhibit), I'll add some things to allow me to easily run RTE.
> How did that HPDrive work out? I haven't done that yet. If I was to mount a
> PC in one of my HP racks with a 2100 or 21MX, I just don't think I could
> sleep at night.

    HPDrive works well for RTE-6/VM.  I had it set up to emulate a 7925H, 
and loaded it up with some additional software and games (everyone wants 
to play games, even on a mini).  I had 3 login sessions going, one each on 
the 2645A, the 2647A and on the PC running QCTerm through a serial port.

    I had the PC hidden under the table.  :-)

    Someone needs to come up with the hardware equivalent of HPDrive so we 
don't need to dedicate an entire Windoze system just to emulate a drive.

Mike Loewen				mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
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