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

David Evans dfevans at bbcr.uwaterloo.ca
Fri Jan 17 03:30:51 AEST 2003

On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 09:34:16AM -0800, Andru Luvisi wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, David Evans wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 16, 2003 at 07:53:02AM -0800, Andru Luvisi wrote:
> > > 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
> > > out.
> > >
> >
> >   Ahhh--of course.  One would have to do a series of "dd"s in order to
> > get the padding happening.
> But then they would end up in separate tape files.  :-(

  Ahh--I was asleep at the wheel and forgot that there's no convenient way
to concatenate the files using dd.  Duh.

> I already made one.  It's part of
> http://www.tuhs.org/Archive/PDP-11/Boot_Images/2.11_on_Simh/211bsd.tar.gz
> along with the Perl script I wrote to make it.

  Oh yeah--I saw that but forgot about it.

  Just not my day.  :P

David Evans          (NeXTMail/MIME OK)             dfevans at bbcr.uwaterloo.ca
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