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Author syntax for simh and tk50 drivs
sureshot
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Posted on November 06 2015 07:32
I hope this is in the correct place

I would like to have the set and attach syntax for connecting a tk50 emulated drive. I have a .bck file and would like to boot it. thanks in advance


Sureshot
prk62
Author RE: syntax for simh and tk50 drivs
malmberg
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Posted on November 10 2015 03:04
The .bck format does not mean that it is bootable by a emulated tape device, and it is definitely not a tape image format that emulated tape drives will directly support.

Hoffman labs has some documentation for making bootable tapes. It is probably the hardest way to make your .bck bootable if it is even possible. http://labs.hoffmanlabs.com/node/922

The method that I would use is to create a SimH system with two disks and a CD-ROM.
Mount VAX/VMS CD-ROM image on the CD-ROM, boot it and install it.
Configure TCP/IP on the installed system, and then FTP the BCK file.
Fix up the save set file parameters, and then use backup to restore it to the second disk, and then boot the second disk.

Current SimH is found at https://github.com/simh/simh

The users guide is at: http://simh.trailing-edge.com/pdf/simh_doc.pdf
Author RE: syntax for simh and tk50 drivs
sureshot
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Location: Hillsboro Ohio
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Posted on November 10 2015 07:25
thanks again.. the image came from the hobbyist site ware you download the vax kit so i just thought it would be bootable

sureshot
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