Another happy customer (was Re: [pups] Bootable media for 2.11BSD)

Ian King iking at
Sun Feb 9 04:48:36 AEST 2003

It's amazing what happens when you follow the directions - thanks for your
help, folks.  I have 2.11BSD up and running on my 11/73 (booted off the
disk, even), and it's currently untarring the last big chunk of /usr/src.
(The docs mention that TK50s are slower than snot - believe it!)  The system
has two RD54s <woohoo!>, but I'm following the 'default' installation for
now until I have everything running and have successfully rebuilt the
kernel; then I'll probably move /usr and /tmp over to the second RD.  I also
need to dig into the machine a bit more - the bootloader tells me I have an
11/83, so I'm suspecting the CPU was changed at some point.

For the record, I live in Seattle, and I can now produce bootable TK50s with
2.11BSD.  :-)

-- Ian
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian King" <iking at>
To: "Robin Birch" <robinb at>
Cc: <pups at>
Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: [pups] Bootable media for 2.11BSD

> Yup, that's what I get for trying to be clever.  :-)  I built and ran
> maketape, and the 11/73 likes the resulting tape (boots).  So I'm remaking
> the tape with the tar's on it (per the instructions).
> I also happened to look at my work email, and saw the recent thread on
> same subject - doh!
> Maybe we should add something to the /2.11BSD distribution README with the
> caveats we've learned?  -- Ian
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robin Birch" <robinb at>
> To: "Ian King" <iking at>
> Cc: <pups at>
> Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 3:20 AM
> Subject: Re: [pups] Bootable media for 2.11BSD
> > 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.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Robin
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Robin Birch
> >
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