PDP-11/45 RSTS/E boot problem

Peter Coghlan cctalk at beyondthepale.ie
Fri Feb 15 06:46:15 CST 2019

Fritz Mueller wrote:
> That's right -- I wasn't without an army, it was just a very small and
> quite dedicated army! :-)
> I think I'd have gone down many blind alleys without help and perspective
> provided by others here, and in particular a lot guidance provided by Noel
> over the past couple weeks in private correspondence enabling the use of
> V6 as a test case and investigative tool.  For this I am very grateful.

I very much enjoyed following the story of tracking down this fault.
Thanks for sharing it.

> As those of you who have worked on these machines know, they are just so
> damn serviceable, by design.  It's very empowering!

I wish that this was also the case with several DEC Alphas I have with
cache failures that are not nearly so serviceable or empowering  :-(

Peter Coghlan.

>	--FritzM.

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