ND-110 Satellite 9883.21005

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A ND-110 Satellite model T9 machine that I got from Gandalf.

Subpages: SINTRAN III: install, start errors, image test, Test: Test programs run,

Hardware

Hardware in the machine is described in this section.

Cards

  1. empty
  2. 3094 ETHERNET IF. II - print: E, eco: G
  3. 3095 ND110 CPU&MM 48B, print: , eco: J
  4. 3201 SCSI/FLOPPY, print: C, eco: J
  5. 3042 N0100 2MBY RAM, print: B, eco: D
  6. empty
  7. 3013 N0100 8 TERM IF, print: M, eco: N

Devices

  • floppy drive : 1.2 Megabytes, 5.25 inch, ND 103161, another label says ND 187-3104.
  • tape streamer : Tandberg TDC 3640, ND 229-0898, SCSI.-id: 1.
  • Hard drive : Quantum ProDrive LPS 540 S, a 3.5 inch slimline SCSI drive, 540 Megabytes. SCSI-id: 0.

Power Supply

  • Wiener DN 03, 390 W

Connectors

  • power connector : IEC type C16
  • console connector : DB25F

Configuration

How the cards and other things are configured in this machine.

3094 Ethernet II

Switches are set 2 0 0:

 7J - 2 - memory bank selection
 9J - 0 - memory bank selection
12J - 0 - ethernet number 1 - device number 140360 (octal) - ident code 140034 (octal)

3095 ND110 CPU and Memory Management

 8J - baud rate switch - 7 - 9600 baud (standard)
28J - ALD switch - 9 - ALD reg I12 = 21560B, Mass load 1560B, comment: "SCSI controller 1, only available on the ND-110/120 CPU"

3201 SCSI / FLOPPY

13J - 0 - Floppy Dev. No.
15J - 0 - SCSI Dev. No.
17J - 7 - SCSI ID

3042 2 MB memory

switches are set 0 0 0

This indicates the lower limit of the address space for the card. 000 means first (lowest) card, and address range 0 - 1024 kWords.

The display indicates the upper limit of the card - handy if you have several memory cards in a machine, then you can set the upper limit displayed on the first card as the lower limit on the switches on the next card, and so on.

3013 8 terminal interface

 3J - device-number selector, group A - ? - (not documented yet)
 6J - device-number selector, group B - 1 - terminals 5-8
 9J - baud rate selector, group B - 7 - 9600 baud
21J - baud rate selector, group A - 7 - 9600 baud

Labels

On the inside of the front door

  • printed label at the top
NORSK DATA
FLOPPY: 187-3044
STREAMER: 229-898
  • handwritten label near the bottom
ORD: 20.6578 E
CPU: 9883.21005

On the front of the cabinet (behind the front door)

  • printed label above tape streamer / floppy drive
LOGNR
9053

History

2016-09-07
I imaged the ST31200N drive (with the SINTRAN III M05 install on) - sintran_iii_m05_st31200n.image.gz (about 2.5 MB gzipped, and about 1.1 GB unpacked).
2016-09-06
I used setblocksize to changed the Segate ST31200N drive to 1204 byte blocks.
I did another SINTRAN III M05 install on the ST31200N drive, but I get the same errors as before when trying to start SINTRAN.
2016-07-16
3095 card - ALD switch is set to 9, which supposedly is correct. The baudrate switch is set to 7, 9600 bps (standard).
2016-07-12
SINTRAN III, M05 install - completed the Sintran install, see the subpage. Unfortunately, I still get errors when I try to start Sintran.
floppy drive - I ran the FLOPPY-STREAMER test program from my ND-100 Test Programs floppy, but it reports the floppy controller as "UNKNOWN CONTROLLER" - perhaps I need a newer program.
FLOPPY-STREA screenshot
floppy drive - the borrowed floppy drive didn't work at all, so I put the original one back in.
floppy drive - I borrowed the floppy drive from my ND-100/CX Compact, I'm going to test if it works any better than the original one.
2016-07-11
floppy drive - it is ND 187-3104 (another label says ND 103161), which is a Toshiba FDD 5862A0K 03 REV. A.
hard drive - I changed SCSI id to 0 (zero) by removing the A2 and A1 jumpers. According to SINTRAN III release L release notes, SCSI id 0 is needed for SINTRAN III to boot from the drive.
tape streamer - checking out the streamer. I took out the media tray again; the streamer is ND 229-0898, a SCSI, Tandberg TDC 3640 with 64 K buffer option. It is set fro SCSI-id 1.
SINTRAN III, M05 install - after changing SCSI-id to 0 (zero) on the hard drive, I managed one complete install, but SINTRAN wouldn't start. after that, the floppy drive started acting up.
2016-07-10 
mounting a hard drive. This evening I took out the media tray (it sits with two screws, after that it slides out) it looks like it is connected via the standard A, B and C connectors of a ND-100 bus. I used a "Drevramme 3.5 inch to 5.25 inch - intern" (100457) that I had to mount the 3.5 inch drive to the 5.25 inch holes in the media tray. Next I connected up SCSI (standard 50 pin IDC) and power cables (4-pin molex "hard drive" male plug on both ends). I put the media tray back into the machine, and secured it with the two screws. The hard drive is a Quantum ProDrive LPS 540 S, a 3.5 inch slimline drive with 540 megabyte capacity. It is set for SCSI-id 6.
2016-07-09 
more testing - try to load and run CONFIGURATIO-D00:TEST.
TPE>load config

    CONFIGURATION - Version: D00 - 1986-12-08

TPE>

Next I do "run" and the program says

CPU type: ND-110 or ND-110/CX

Floating format: 48 bits

Memory Management: MMS-2 included on CPU card

Cache: Yes

ALD Register: 21560B

Total memory size: 2.512 Mbytes

Devices, the machine has

real time clock 1 10 13

Terminal interfaces 1, 5, 6, 7 ,8, 9, 10, 11, 12

(logical device number are 1, 44, 45, 46, 47, 60, 61, 62, 63)

ECCR

Ethernet controller 1 140360 140363 (logical device number 2240)

SCSI Interface 1 144300 144377 (logical device number 2202)

and no errors. Nice.

I loaded CACHE-110

    CACHE-110 - Version: A00 - 1986-10-15

This is a ND-110 CPU (One instruction cache).
TPE>

and I ran it (All-tests) there are 8 tests. It takes a while to run through all tests, but they finished without errors. I Loaded MEMORY

    MEMORY - Version: D00 - 1986-10-30

THIS IS A NORD-100 WITH 1280K WORDS(16-BIT) MEMORY (DEC.)

TPE>

did "run" which ran all tests. It also said

(HOLES IN DEFINED TEST AREA)

AREA TESTED: 0.11-35.15
READ TEST ON PROGRAM PART     === END OF TEST ===
ADRESSES  IN  ADRESSES        === END OF TEST ===
WRITE/READ TEST (7 PATTERNS)  === END OF TEST ===
RAPIDLY CHANGING ADDRESS BITS === END OF TEST ===
PARITY ERROR DETECTION        === END OF TEST ===
WALK TEST (34 PATTERNS)       === END OF TEST ===

=== THE TESTS ARE NOW LOOPING ===

=ESCAPE==

TPE>

that's it.

2016-07-09 
testing - I connected up the console again, and inserted the floppy labeled "210523E00-XX-01D Test Programs for ND-100 release date 870715 870108". On the console I wrote
MACL
1560&

(the last one without enter), and few seconds later the console prints

    TPE Monitor, ND-100 / ND-110 - Version: A02 - 1986-10-30

The command HELP gives you the full list of available commands

TPE>

available commands are

MODE <input file name> <output>
DATCL
DELETE-MACROS
DUMP-PRINTER-BUFFER (<from> <to>)
EXIT
EXPLAIN-COMMAND <command>
HELP <command>
LIST-FILES <file name>
LIST-MACROS <macro name>
LOAD-PROGRAM <file name>
DEFINE-MACRO <name> <body>
MONITOR-HELP <command>
OPCOM
PRINT-NOTE <note-number>
PROGRAM-HELP <command>
PROGRAM-STATUS
SET-CONSOLE-DEVICE-NUMBER <logical or hardware number>
SET-PRINTER-DEVICE-NUMBER <logical or hardware number>
SET-PRINTER-MODE <mode> (<buffer size>)
SET-TERMINAL-TYPE <type>
TERMINAL-MODE <full page stop>
UPDAT <minute> <hour> <day> <month> <year>

let me check the panel clock

TPE>datctl
1985.03.09 04:55:07

update it

TPE>updat 49 16 09 07 2016

check

TPE>datcl
2016.07.09 16:49:43

that worked.

2016-07-02 
testing - I connected power, used the Nokia VDU 301 S as a console (I just soldered up a new current loop cable). When I turn the keyswitch to on, the machine starts up and "STOP" and "START" lights up on the front panel. The console prints "#" - everything looks ok.
2016-06-30 
the machine got delivered by Gandalf and friend, all the way from Umeå, Sweden. A Nokia VDU 301 S terminal also came in the same delivery.
2016-06-28 
Gandalf had set up a rescue trip to Norway (to save a NORD-1), and graciously donated a ND-110 Satellite to me. The machine didn't have a hard drive, but use a SCSI hard drive. A friend in Tromsø made floppy images for SINTRAN III, M-release (M05) available to me.

Gallery

Machine

Floppy drive

Cards

3094 ETHERNET IF. II card

3095 CPU card

3201 SCSI/FLOPPY card

3042 2 megabyte memory card

3013 8 terminals interface card

References