[pups] Duh - how do you format an RX50?

Pete Turnbull pete at dunnington.u-net.com
Sun Feb 10 04:18:48 AEST 2002

On Feb 9,  8:37, Jay Jaeger wrote:
> Um, bzzzzt.  Wrong.  I have a floppy labeled:  BL-FN7AP-MC CZFNAP0 M-11
> FORMTR RX50  .  This is a formatter program for a Micro PDP-11.
> It is a *diagnostic* program (not a user program) for formatting these
> beasties.  Mine is for the -11, I would imagine that there is one for the
> MicroVAX as well.

> At 11:42 PM 2/8/2002 +0000, Pete Turnbull wrote:
> >You can format them on a Rainbow, but not an -11 or VAX.

Jay, I'd be very interested to know more about that.  I never heard of it
before, and I thought I had a pretty comprehensive collection of the PDP-11
(including microPDP-11) diagnostics.  Was it standard issue with a
particular model?  Is there a date on it?

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York

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