[pups] Bootable media for 2.11BSD

Robin Birch robinb at ruffnready.co.uk
Fri Feb 7 21:20:35 AEST 2003

Use the maketape program in the sys/pdpstand directory.  You can build 
this on most things and use it to create a bootable tape with the 
standalone system which contains all of the tools to set the system up.



In message <000501c2ce81$84244df0$450010ac at dawabbit>, Ian King 
<iking at killthewabbit.org> writes
>I think I've done enough homework and legwork to feel like I can ask the
>list a question now.  :-)  I've acquired an 11/73 and want to install
>2.11BSD on it; it includes a TK50 and RX33.  I also have a DECstation
>5000/200 with a TK50, so my first efforts were to dd the files onto a tape.
>Depending on how I hacked around, I either got a "non-bootable media" error
>or "Error 21 - drive error".  The two ways I tried to put the boot files on
>were per the instructions (cat mtboot mtboot boot | dd), and not per the
>instructions (dd mtboot, dd mtboot, dd boot).  Depending on how I hacked
>around, I either got a "non-bootable media" error or "Error 21 - drive
>error" from the boot ROM monitor.
>With no way to troubleshoot the TK50 drive, I then tried to put at least a
>boot sector on a 1.2MB floppy, using rawrite on a PC; I copied mtboot +
>mtboot + boot to an intermediate file, then used rawrite to put that on the
>floppy.  I got the same "Error 21".
>The machine also has a working RD54 containing Micro/RSX and some
>proprietary software for managing a parking lot.  :-)  I can boot to an RSX
>prompt (although I can't log in, having none of the passwords), so most of
>the machine appears to be working.
>While there's a stubborn side that wants to figure out how to build bootable
>media :-) I'd also be happy at this point to get a copy of a bootable TK50;
>I have blank tapes....  Either way, I hope someone can point me in the right
>direction.  Thanks in advance -- Ian
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>PUPS at minnie.tuhs.org

Robin Birch

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