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Johnny Billquist bqt at Minsk.DoCS.UU.SE
Thu Nov 23 18:25:13 AEST 1995

>On Tue, 21 Nov 1995, Steven M. Schultz wrote:
>> Danny -
>> > From: "Danny R. Brown" <sysyphus at>
>> > 
>> > Now, I have several components of 2.11, and I'm trying to build a
>> > bootable TK50 tape to install from. The problem is that I cannot
>> 	Hmmm - does RT-11 have the ability/utilities to write 512 byte
>> 	records "bits as is" to tape?  No labeling, no nothing.
>                      ------- snip ------ 
>> 	Can you, using RT-11 do the equivalent of:
>> 		cat mtboot mtboot boot > file
>> 		dd if=file of=tapedrive bs=512
>  First, I want to complement you on the excellent docs for 2.11BSD.
>  Second, I want to flame the people at DEC who decided that the
>  TK-50 MUST have a directory of some sort, and that various commands
>  which will work with other mag-tape devices will NOT work on the
>  TK-50 (under RT-11).
>  I am now going to plan B. I am going to scrounge up a proper reel-
>  to -reel magtape.
>  Anybody know where I can find one ? :=)

I have a TU77 here in Sweden... :-)

And maybe Megan can answer for that "stupidity"...? :-)


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