Virtual PDP Tape - update
wkt at henry.cs.adfa.oz.au
Sun Feb 1 17:47:25 AEST 1998
The virtual tape drive seems to be working fine. I've added RL
support, so you should be now able to install over a serial line to:
RP04, RP05 and RP06 disks.
RL01 and RL02 disks.
Other disk support would require hacking the V7 kernel sources.
I've back-ported uncompress to V7, and written a user-mode program to
read from the tape, so I'm hoping that once the basic root filesystem is
installed, you will be able to do:
$ vtget /dev/tty1 5 | uncompress | tar vxf -
and pull over compressed tar images. That should speed things up.
I will consolidate the documentation, give it a damn good testing with
Ersatz 2.0 tomorrow, and then put the whole thing up for ftp at:
I haven't heard from many of those who were `dying' for something like this
last year. Hopefully someone will find it useful :-)
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