I've more of these than anyone will need and they're all brand new.
3 packs of Bernoulli 5.25 44meg disks
KAO 5.25 88meg syquest disks. The label inside says they are formatted for
Macs but includes software for wintel machines also.
$1 each plus whatever for shipping and they're yours. Just say how many you
I am not willing to give up my privacy for the false promise of 'security'
I tripped across this email link on a Google search.
I was the author of the original PDP-8 * "Introduction to Programming", published in either late 1968 or early 1969. I hired onto Digital straight out of college as a tech writer joining a department of four writers for the whole company.
Almost 40 years later I am still with HP.
Solution Alliances Engineering
(978) 777-6157 - Phone
(978) 742-1078 - Fax
The 6094 LPFK has been discussed on this list before (see thread "IBM
6094-020 Lighted Program Function Keys").
I notice that there's a bulk lot of 19 of them on ePay (see
180215874744) - now, I don't want 19, but I'd like one. I'm sure there
are others on this list who would as well.
Who else is game? This seller will only ship to the US, so someone
within the US (I'm not) would need to receive them and reship - I'll
happily pay a few $ on top of the onward postage for the trouble.
I have the following for sale:
1) 4 * QBUS board:
DEC "A/D FOR 1103 5012094E-P2"
DEC "4 CHANNEL D/A A6001 5012107 DP4"
DEC "PROG REAL TIME CLOCK M7952 5012108B"
DEC "M9060 5017109" load board
2) 2 boards marked
"4K MEMORY BOARD FOR 118
NICOLET INSTRUMENT CORP
Each one contains 40 ICs marked "TMS 4060JL BP7901" and then 15 chips'
worth of 74-series logic. One of these boards seems to have been used
for spares or something, as it's missing all its resistors, capacitors
and one of the TTL ICs. The connector on these is an 86-way 0.1" edge
3) The original box and manual, plus original Sharp (still boxed)
Laplink cable, for a Sharp PC-3000. There is a PC-3000 *in* the box,
and you can have that too, but it's got a smashed screen. Probably
still works other than that, no promises though. There's also the
(likely unobtainium these days) adaptor from the PC-3000's mini-serial
port to an actual DE9 connector.
Please make an offer by private mail if you want any of this. I'll
ship anywhere, but you pay the shipping. Items are located in West
I am dumping my small collection. If anybody is interested and is able to
pick it up, you are welcome to get it. I do not ship or store. It was a
complete microvax 3800 (upgraded to 3900) but I took the KA655 to fix my
barebone 3900. You get the computer with RA7? DISK, DSSI disk controller,
memory, ethernet card, tape card and tape drive. Plug in a KA655 and it is
ready to go.
Ever watched "American Beauty"?
My last comment on this bit of absurdity is
>from Bob Supnik, who would have been in the
position to know as one of the senior VAX
engineers in the 80's.
I didn't even bother asking if a PDP-11 version
of OS/2 existed.
No, there was no VAX version of OS/2.
And a luggable wasn't done on my watch.
No idea who Dan Gahlinger is, either.
Does he have a "VAXmate" (which was really a
PC, and could run OS/2) confused with a VAX?
Now, if he means "luggable like a Rainbow",
which was just a PC chassis without keyboard or monitor,
then there were tons of those - every VAXstation looked
more or less like a Rainbow, since they all came out of
the same industrial design group ("any color you want,
as long as its beige"). If he means a real luggable,
with a built in monitor and keyboard, I never saw one.
But the VAXstation 2000 was fairly small, only slightly
bigger than a DECmate, so repackaging it with a fold out
keyboard and a small monitor would have been possible,
if some government group wanted one.
ok, been meaning to actually run something more than the little assembly
test apps on my HPs. How do folks bootstrap systems?
I've got 2 working HPs (HP-2108A and HP-2112A) and HS-TERMINAL (ie
HP-12531B) and I can get lights to light up with a 2400 baud connection
and this snippit running:
0001* set to TTY I/O number
0002 00011 SC EQU 11B
0004 00040 ORG 40B
0005 00040 106700 LOOP CLC 0 Turn off I/O interrupt system
0006 00041 060051 LDA TTYIO Load A-register with control word
0007 00042 102611 OTA SC Output control word
0008 00043 103711 STC SC,C Set control, clear flag
0009 00044 102311 WAIT SFS SC Wait for flag
0010 00045 024044 JMP WAIT Loop till ready
0011 00046 106511 LIB SC Input data word
0012 00047 106601 OTB 1 Output data word to switch register
0013 00050 024040 JMP LOOP Next char
0014 00051 160000 TTYIO OCT 160000 TTY input and print control word
LOOP 000040 01/0005 -- 01/0013
SC 000011 01/0002 -- 01/0007 01/0008 01/0009 01/0011
TTYIO 000051 01/0014 -- 01/0006
WAIT 000044 01/0009 -- 01/0010
14 lines assembled, 10 words generated
0 errors, 0 warnings
(also online as http://rikers.org/hp2100/ttyin.lst)
so what's next? Is there a tape loader for use over a 12531?
Also, I'm using a modified version of the perl assembler. I'd like to
actually use the native HP assembler under SIMH. The HP / CHM agreement
should allow for at least this much bootstrap information to be shared.
I'm happy to put up bootstrap instructions and tape images if someone
can provide them.
I don't have any other peripherals tested out yet. Not sure why my real
paper tape reader is not working yet. My paper tape punch is a long ways
>from working and it's not HP equipment anyway.
I've got tape images that work in SIMH like the HP-Basic. Just want to
see these work on real hardware by loading them over a serial line.
There are quite a few HP collectors out there. How do you folks boot up
your hardware? ok, I could get an HP-7970 9 track, but I don't have that
either. It would seem useful to be able to bootstrap any given tape over
serial. I know it's only 2400 baud, but just about every HP collector
should have the needed hardware. :)
Help me out!
PS: Some nice list owner promised to get me a CD full of stuff to get
started, but alas, I'm afraid my process is never getting scheduled.
Perhaps I need more of a real-time OS.
Tim Riker - http://Rikers.org/ - TimR at Debian.org
Embedded Linux Technologist - http://eLinux.org/
BZFlag maintainer - http://BZFlag.org/ - for fun!
Hi all - I've got a line on this old AIX box, with the monitor, books,
etc (not sure about O/S media but I think that can be "found.") Any
opinions on it? Any historical significance ("first machine run
It's cheap, but it will have to be shipped, which may not be cheap.
I know there was some interest in 1541-III PCB's recently. Vincent
Slyngstad and I have been discussing this since that time, and he has
done up schematic in Eagle CAD and has the initial board layout done
(actually three different versions using different SD Sockets). The
big difference between this and the original design is that it uses
through the hole parts wherever possible rather than surface mount
I'm trying to find out if anyone here will be interested in boards.
I have a design question or two for anyone that is interested.
Additionally, I'm looking for anyone familiar with SD Sockets, as
neither Vince nor I are, and a couple questions have come up on the
Information on the 1541-III can be found at the creator, Jan
Derogee's website http://jderogee.tripod.com/
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| MONK::HEALYZH (DECnet) | Classic Computer Collector |
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>Subject: Re: Q-bus to CF [was: IOmega]
> From: Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>
> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 08:41:13 +0000
> To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>On Thu, 2008-02-28 at 00:19 -0500, tiggerlasv at aim.com wrote:
>> I stopped holding my breath for creation of a Q-Bus IDE
>> controller a long time ago. While I like to think that I
>> do a reasonable job troubleshooting some problems,
>> I'm definitely not a hardware/software engineer.
>> It would have been nice, but it makes more sense
>> these days to go Q-Bus to SATA. I would imagine
>> that it would be alot less hassle, and certainly alot less
>> real estate on the board, with the smaller connectors,
>> and fewer traces.
>Actually SATA is extremely exacting and needs unbelievably complicated
>PATA, on the other hand, is just a fast parallel port. You can hook a
>CF card up to anything, even a microcontroller, with just a tiny amount
>of glue logic.
>> At any rate, back to the topic, Q-Bus to Compact Flash.
>> If you can do Q-bus to Compact Flash, then you can do
>> Q-bus to IDE, because CF *is* an IDE interface.
>> Those wonderful CF to IDE adapter boards generally don't
>> have any circuitry on-board, except to drive status LED's.
>Exactly. Simply grafting a PATA interface onto a QBus card is trivial.
>Actually getting something that will either pretend to be an existing
>controller or writing a device driver for the operating system in use is
>much much harder.
>If you really wanted to push this forwards, write me some MSCP
>controller firmware for an Atmel microcontroller...
>> Right now, I have Compact flash / IDE on my Q-bus,
>> albeit in a round-about way.
>> I have older CMD SCSI controllers (CQD-200's).
>> Attached to those are ACard 7720U SCSI <> IDE adapters.
>These seem to crop up on the various sampler mailing lists I'm on, as a
>way of using CF with older samplers which often have "funny" SCSI
Generally IDE and CF (compactflash) are the same interface and for
Qbus-11 fairly simple. It's been done, however, the problem is the
driver as bare IDE or CF is NOT MSCP not is it DL, DX, DY or RK
so a driver is needed and noone has apparently stepped up to do it.
I beleive its fairly straight forward work but never having done it
but having seen drivers like DD and DY They have a structure that
must be held to.
SCSI is actually harder to talk to than CF or IDE, I have done that
for CP/M and SCSI is a pain as you have to deal with the SCSI chips
and their particular protocal.
MSCP is a complex protocal whols primary job is to create a logical
abstraction hardware from the software and I don't think an atmel uP
is enough and definatly enough ram plus enough is not known to create
it(MSCP) from scratch.