[rescue] PDP 11 Madness

Ian Finder ian.finder at gmail.com
Wed May 5 20:06:59 CDT 2010

So, I've been hitting the list a lot this week, and for that I'm sorry, but
in addition to the VAX stuff I'm playing with,
someone took a very special machine out of storage for me to mess around on.
I didn't expect it to even power up, but somehow it did.

I don't even know where to start, but there is now a, from what I can tell,
operational PDP11/20 (CPU / memory boards only unfortunately) sitting in the
middle of a computer lab.

So, what should I do? Try and build it up to a maxed-out machine to run
ancient unix on? twiddle bits and watch the lights go?

Any ideas?

I'm working on a memory test program to toggle in this weekend, I'll post
back if it fails.

Apparently there's also a PDP8 hidden somewhere if I get bored of this
one... Seems unlikely.

-- Ian

  Ian Finder
  ian.finder at gmail.com

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