Software for DEC MINC systems
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Mon Dec 28 17:51:45 CST 2015
On 12/27/2015 10:15 PM, Mark Matlock wrote:
> I have a MINC-23 that I am in the process of restoring. On the hardware side, I modified the BDV11 ROMs with some help from Malcolm Macleod on the boot eprom images so that I could boot a DU device directly from a 11/23 (not plus).
> It boots an Emulex UC07 and a SCSI2SD so I can load various images on to the microSD card. I found a microSD to normal SD adapter which I plan to mount through one of the MINC blank front panels (with a blinking drive activity LED of course), so that changing disks is convenient. Currently, the SCSI2SD is formatted as four RD54 drives which are a convenient size to load individual images with the dd command on Linux or Mac OSX. Currently, I can boot both RT-11 or RSX11M with either 11/23 or 11/73 CPUs (limited to 256KB by the MINC Q18 bus).
> The software I am looking for are the MINC software packages FEP (Fortran Enhancement Package) V2.1 and FRP (Fortran Real_time Package) V1.0. Also SSP V1.3 (Scientific Subroutines Package) and LSP V1.2 (Laboratory Subroutines Package) would be great to find as well. These all run under RT-11 and I understand that there was also a version (V1.1) of FEP and V1.0 of FRP that ran under RSX11M which would be fantastic to find as I am more interested in RSX11M. This is based on documents in the MINC folder in the bitsavers online archives.
> Please contact me if you have any of these packages or would just like to compare notes on the MINC hardware. I am still gathering diagnostics and documentation to check out the analog to digital, programable clock, digital to analog, and digital I/O cards. Someone mentioned earlier the "Minicomputer in the Laboratory" book by James Cooper and I have found it to be very helpful as well.
> Thanks and Happy New Year!
I have some MINC hardware (also a MINC/23 I think) and software, but it
does not look like I have what you are looking for.
What I do have images of (except for the one marked "(Bad)" that seem
likely MINC related:
LAB Applications-11 Library V3 DEC-11-SLABA-C-YB, NSUM=41906
LAB Applications-11 Lib Source 1 of 3 DEC-11-SLABA-C-YA1, NSUM=56190
LAB Applications-11 Lib Source 2 of 3 DEC-11-SLABA-C-YA2, NSUM=28900
LAB Applications-11 Lib Source 3 of 3 DEC-11-SLABA-C-YA3, NSUM=65055
PLOT, Ver June '80 DECUS 11-381 RT-11 Media(KA) (Bad)
MINC BASIC/FORTRAN IV VIR TERM DECUS 11-417 RT-11, NSUM=22281
PLOTTING PKG For RT-11 FORTRAN DECUS 11-431 RT-11, NSUM=12228
LABORATORY APPLICATIONS-11 1 of 4, (KD) DECUS 11-448 RT-11, NSUM=15424
LABORATORY APPLICATIONS-11 2 of 4, (KD) DECUS 11-448 RT-11, NSUM=1369
LABORATORY APPLICATIONS-11 3 of 4, (KD) DECUS 11-448 RT-11, NSUM=2841
LABORATORY APPLICATIONS-11 4 of 4, (KD) DECUS 11-448 RT-11, NSUM=21353
FEP2: FINITE ELEMENT PROG 3DIM 1 of 2 KB DECUS 11-461 RT-11, NSUM=14187
FEP2: FINITE ELEMENT PROG 3DIM 2 of 2 KB DECUS 11-461 RT-11, NSUM=26552
MINC MA DEMO/23 V2.0 BIN RX2 BA-J837B-BC, NSUM=04649
MINC MA DEMO/03 V2.0 BIN RX2 BA-H107D-BC, NSUM=58263
MINC MA SYS/23 V2.0 BIN RX2 BA-J836B-BC, NSUM=17510
MINC MA SYS/03 V2.0 BIN RX2 BA-H106D-BC, NSUM=61253
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