[rescue] PDP 11 Madness

Jochen Kunz jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de
Thu May 6 01:45:25 CDT 2010

On Wed, 5 May 2010 18:06:59 -0700
Ian Finder <ian.finder at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
As you already wrote, a memory test program is a good start to check
the hardware. Maybe e few cores are falen apart and need to be
replaced. ;-)

According to http://www.village.org/pdp11/faq the 11/20 maxes out at
24 kB core. So you will be limited to UNIX V[1-7].

Then get a serial console interface and a disk controler. If you wane
run UNIX most likely you need a RK11-D or somthing that emulates this.

Have a look at: http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/dec/pdp11/ and


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