More RSX weirdness...

From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Thu Apr 23 08:21:34 1998

On Apr 23, 5:52, Daniel A. Seagraves wrote:
> Subject: More RSX weirdness...
> Last night I stared at the halted 83 for a while.
> RSX-11M V4.1 BL35C 256.K MAPPED
> SAV -- Cannot find home block
> Then it smacked me like a ton of bricks: The high 4K of a PDP-11 is I/O space!
> I had 252K or RAM! So, I rebuilt RSX11M.SYS that way. It worked.
> I was able to hardware-boot the RL02.
> So, I reinstalled my RQDX3, loaded RT-11, said COPY DL0:/device RSX11M.DSK/file
> to make an image, Kermitted it to the PC (2:30 transfer time!) and loaded it
> into the emulator. Now, with the Supnik emulator set for 2M or RAM (Just like
> the 83...), I'm staring at the same screen, while booting. SAV can't find
> the home block. Same thing for E-11. But everything works just fine from
> the hardware.

Well, I'm at a loss as far as the emulators are concerned. I've used them
precisely once, and that was only with RT-11. I'm glad you got the rest working,
though, and I hope my imperfect memories helped rather than confused.

> Oh, and it says most of the TTs and the DU don't exist while
> booting. Which makes sense, they don't...

That might mean you can't use them at all. For some devices, if RSX can't find
the hardware during the boot, it disables the driver. There may be some clever
way to persuade it to re-enable them if you need to, but I don't know. So I
hope you mean that those devices really aren't physically present!

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Dept. of Computer Science
						University of York
Received on Thu Apr 23 1998 - 08:21:34 BST

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