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  by Bill Degnan - 08/18/2017 12:11
I continue to perfect my PiDP8i setup. At present I have the box booting into OS/8 if one has an HDMI cable/monitor plugged in, by default. One can also have a serial terminal connected, but useterm.sh needs to be run first, to restart the screen so the serial terminal can use OS/8. I fixed a problem with the SSH server, allowing me to access the box remotely. Lastly I updated the RK05 image because ADVENT was not compiled correctly and will not load. I believe the image I got from Oscar's site had issues. Notes to self:

1. Log in using the pi user. The system will attempt to start simh but it will bomb with "There is no screen to be resumed" error. Ignore. Run the following script to

~$ ./useterm.sh

resets screen and dumps directly into OS/8

.R FRTS
*ADVENT
*RKB0:ADVENT.TX/1
*RKB0:ADVENT.DA/2
*$ (hit escape key and wait 30 seconds for the program to compile)

.SAVE SYS ADVENT (puts program on RKA0)
.R ADVENT (to play)

These commands assume you don't already have ADVENT.SV available. After you complete the steps above and you want to play some other time in the future on the RKA0 partition it should allow you to simply enter.

.R ADVENT

NOTE: It seems like every system I encounter is a little different so be flexible.

simh> exit

See http://www.pdp8online.co...ii;blk=2243,9,1;plain=1

I also created a shell script to turn off the PiDP and run Deeper Thought. When the system is restarted it reverts back to the PiDP8 systemctrl default.

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