Help installing HP 2000 contributed library in simh
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Mon Apr 6 23:53:39 CDT 2020
On 2020-04-06 22:59, J. David Bryan via cctalk wrote:
> The included "spconfig.inc" file indicates that the tape interface is
> assigned to select codes 16 and 17. So the command you want is:
> DEPOSIT S 101601
Okay I was only slightly off...
>> 3) Select the A-register and clear the display. Set bit 0. Press STORE
>> and IBL. The contents of the magnetic tape loader ROM are loaded into
>> - Here it stops. The doc says to use the "LOAD CPU" command to
>> pressing the IBL button but when I do I just get "Command not
> The LOAD CPU command is not allowed unless the CPU is configured as a
> 21MX-series machine. By default (meaning unless you've changed it
> starting the simulator), it is configured as a 2116, which does not
> loader ROMs. So doing this after setting the S-register would work:
> SET CPU 21MX
> DEPOSIT A 000001
> LOAD CPU
The manual lists two paths, one for 21MX processors and one for 2100
processors. Looking at the notes I thought it was configured as 21MX
already so was trying that path.
> However, if the CPU isn't configured for Access, then probably the I/O
> devices aren't configured for Access as well. The initial SIMH startup
> settings have to be changed to rearrange things to where Access expects
> them to be.
Access is set up and running fine already so things should have already
been configured for it I'd have thought.
> The simplest way to set up the proper configuration and then load the
> Master Control Program is to modify the existing "tsb-reload.sim" file.
> First, copy it to a new file named "tsb-convert.sim". Then edit the
> by locating the line that says:
> go until "LOAD WHICH MODULE? " ; reply "%DISC%\r"
> Delete this line and all of the remaining lines in the file. Then
> the command:
> ..to the end, so that the last two lines of the file read:
> go until "2754? " ; reply "YES\r"
> Save the file and then run it:
> hp2100 tsb-convert
> The script will start up the IOP (I don't know if it's necessary in
> case, but it's harmless) and then print:
> Waiting for the IOP to complete its initialization...
> Programmed halt, T: 102077 (HLT 77), P: 77756 (ALF,ALF)
> 2754? YES
> LOAD WHICH MODULE?
> ..on the system console. Enter CONVERT, and then follow the remaining
> instructions in the sysop manual. Note that the default uses an HP
> disc drive for the system disc, so the question:
> DISC-0 A 7905 OR A 7920?
> ..should be answered YES.
> -- Dave
Getting a bit late here right now so I'll have to try this or
investigate the 2100 processor instructions in the morning.
Thank you for your help so far.
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