[pups] Making a TK50 2.11BSD boot tape for an 11/73

Andru Luvisi luvisi at andru.sonoma.edu
Fri Jan 17 01:53:02 AEST 2003

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, David Evans wrote:
> > Use the maketape programm from the archive. dd will not work proper.
>   That's truly weird.

maketape will pad each of "mtboot", "mtboot", and "boot" out to an even
length of 512 bytes.  The "cat | dd" method will not pad the first two

I discovered this while trying to create a bootable tape image for simh.
I needed to emulate the maketape behavior for it to work.

Andru Luvisi, Programmer/Analyst

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