Re: [midatlanticretro] VAX 780 vs. 750
- On Mon, 1 Jul 2013, David Comley wrote:
> If there's room for one more, I have been thinking about putting my 11/750 on my small trailer and bringing it down to the August workshop. Might be useful to have two machines side by side to work on - and mine's mostly functional at this point (at least it was earlier this year).I'm gonna need to get out to the August workshop if that's gonna happen!
> I have cables and odds and ends set up to boot the TU58 diagnostic tape images off my laptop if we get to that point, plus an RDM board for diagnostics.
> -Dave (C).
> From: David Riley <fraveydank@...>
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> Sent: Monday, July 1, 2013 2:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] VAX 780 vs. 750
> Either way, I really meant I've never seen one *operating* in
> the flesh, though I suppose that's not as material to how much
> rack space it takes up.
> - Dave
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- - MatthewI expect I can have an OS disk and controller pre-loaded and ready to go for any VAX-11/750 that show up. This is all thanks to the beauty of the SIMH VAX simulator.So don't sweat the software part, let's focus on getting the hardware working.
I build it on the simulator (runs _really_ fast), and then I just dump the finished bits onto a physical disk when done. That's what I did for both my PDP-11 and MicroVAX recently.
From: tedheadster <whiteheadm@...>
Sent: Monday, July 1, 2013 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: [midatlanticretro] VAX 780 vs. 750
So don't sweat the software part, let's focus on getting the hardware working.Sounds like a good plan. I'm sure there will be challenges aplenty.
Does anyone know how the MARCH 11/750 is equipped in terms of disk storage ? UDA50 or other ?