On 06/08/2014 02:42 AM, Michael Lee wrote:
On 6/7/2014 5:24 PM, Armin Diehl wrote:
if it is a 2000, here are some pics:
I have a running 2000 but missing some software like the c, pascal
and cobol compiler. Would like to know if your one is a 2000.
It is most definitely a 2000 then, and the terminal looks about the
same as well. I'm unsure what the machine would have on it as I've
never powered it on. It was used in a warehouse for order management
and inventory from what I understand, so it may not have development
software if it boots up at all.
If I do attempt to boot it up, any tips on what to do or not to do?
I would try it
first with power disconnected from the harddisk(s).
Do you know if the terminals and serial ports are standard RS232,
They are all standard rs232 but not vt100. They used an emulation
similar to an old ADM (the ones with ESC = xy, for set cursor pos where
x and y is a char with offset 0x20)
For booting the system you can use a vt100 as well. I have scanned the
service manual and some other docs, they are on bitsavers/mai. In
addition i have the diag tapes and eprom contents of my machine at
You should see something like this (this is a boot of the diags on my
(not yet finished) emulator), this is a diag boot from tape, your one
should boot from wd0. Pressing control z drops you to the debugger, the
boot command allows you to select a boot device, config will start the
config prog where you can set the boot device permanently:
MAI Basic Four Inc.
System Self Test B4.3: SSN 2000-97894
memory [size=1536 kbytes] pass
wd [modules= 0] pass
Booting from cs0
Boot Complete (mcs)
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