From: 'joant(a)cadence.com' [mailto:joant@Cadence.COM]
Sent: Friday, July 31, 1998 2:11 PM
To: Dellett, Anthony
Subject: Re: PDP boot problems
Thus spake Allison:
I have both S100 systems and PDP-11s so I can be
a translator and
Thanks, Allison :)
MXV21??? do you mean RXV21?
Yes, I do. My mistake. Tony called CRDS and confirmed that it's
supposed to be a drop-in replacement.
Also in PDP-11s interrupts are
"shared", actually daisy chained via
request grant on the backplane. if the cards are not in sequencial
slots in the grant chain then things don't work.
Will confirm this. What happens if the cards are placed as:
I'm guessing this won't work, but it was one of the alternate
I had been using. I can't remember well enough as to how the
was wired...though I do remember that if you're going to skip
need to use teeny bus grant continuity cards :) (That's for
a later date.)
the tests work if... all them jumpers on the
MXV11s are correct.
Shoot. I was afraid of this. I'm going to have to rip all of the
jumpers out that are non-standard and start over again.
ODT runs without interrutps so it can only mean
are real but the interrupts may be wrong.
Verification of the interrupt jumpers showed them to be at the
correct addresses when I checked this morning, but I'll double-check
tonight (under a BRIGHT lamp with my VOM) and verify them.
Thost can contain one of four groups of software,
DEC rom ODT
Customer programs, DIAGnostics or CRD ODT/boot code.
Right. I'm pretty sure that ONE of these cards as the correct loader
for the FC202, but I've lost track as to which is which. I'll pull
the PROMs for the time being, and will eventually read them in on
my PROM programmer to figure out what the hell they do.
The bus config is unlikely a problem, the MXV11
ram can be.
Again, the config was set to Ram bank 0 last I checked on
card, but I can't be 100% sure. I'll check first thing when
I get home...
Thanks for your help, Allison! I now know where to focus my efforts.
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