Glen Slick glen.slick at gmail.com
Thu May 23 18:56:27 CDT 2019

On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 1:36 PM Rod Smallwood via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Hi
>      I am working on getting my KDJ11-E based system up.
> I have a CQD220A and a SCSI hard drive installed and formatted.
> A serial connection to a Raspberry Pi soon brought up the console on the
> PDP-11 using TU58FS.
> Next will be a second serial line to allow TU58 emulation. SFSG
> What is not clear is if I can get a bootable OS (RT, RSX or whatever)
> image onto the Hard Drive using TU58FS.

Is getting set up to use TU58 emulation and then using that as a
software installation source one of the goals on its own, or is that
just one of the solutions you are considering in the larger goal of
getting software up and running on your 11/93?

If you are open to other software installation options, it should be a
lot quicker and easier to install software to a disk image using SIMH,
and then "dd" that image to a SCSI disk that the CQD220A is configured
to use. I have gone that route a few times to get 2.11BSD and RSTS/E
10.1 running on real PDP-11 hardware with CQD-220 controllers.

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