[vcf-midatlantic] HP back in time

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Aug 1 17:07:25 EDT 2018

On 08/01/2018 01:57 AM, Mike Loewen via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>    I accomplished something this evening that I haven't done since 1988:
> I loaded a HP3000 system from tape!  :-)  I have a 9-track FOS tape
> (Fundamental Operating System) which I picked up on Epay 5 years ago,
> which contains MPE/V release G.A3.09 (circa 1990).  I imaged the tape in
> SIMH format, and used HPDrive (pretending to be a 7974 tape drive) to
> load the FOS tape and configure the operating system on my Series 37.
>    Back in the day, this was part of the delivery and setup of a new
> system for a customer.  The final responsibility of a CE was to install
> MPE/V from the FOS tape, and get to the system signon.  After that, it
> was the customer's system.

  This is an amazing accomplishment!


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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