I have seen the VMS technical Journal article about adding physical CD support to SIMH. My version of SIMH (the latest - 3.8-1) does not seem to support this and I can't find it on the Migration Specialities site either.
I'm running it under my regular Mac OS system. Ok, never mind, it was just a thought...
I looked up my folder with the docs.
"SIMH FAQ 07-Sep-2005" on page 7 it says:
2.5 How do I transcribe a real CD for use with SIMH?
- On UNIX, you can copy a CD to an ISO file with the dd command:
% dd /if=/dev/raw_cd_device /out=/path/cdimage.iso
- Linux, and many Unix variants, support direct access to the CD ROM from SIMH:
sim> set rq1 cdrom
sim> att rq1 /dev/cdrom_drive
So i've forgotten to mention the "set" command. sorry!
But as said, it's working here:
In my vax.ini:
set rq3 rrd40
attach -r rq3 /dev/disk3s0
On the console:
sim> sh rq3
RQ3, 681MB, attached to /dev/disk3s0, read only, read only, RRD40
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