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

Andru Luvisi luvisi at andru.sonoma.edu
Fri Jan 17 03:42:14 AEST 2003

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, David Evans wrote:
> >   That's not a bad idea.  Perhaps I should just make a minimal
> > bootable image using simh or such, dd it to a SCSI disk, and then
> > attach that to my 11/73. Might be easier than endless futzing with the
> > TK50.
> Don't. The moment you copy a tape file to disk, you will loose meta
> information unless you use a program specifically designed to preserve
> that information.

I misread David's post the first time.  I thought he was thinking of doing
an installation on simh (using a bootable tape image) and then dd'ing the
disk image onto a SCSI disk to boot the real PDP-11 from.  Is there any
reason this wouldn't work?

Andru Luvisi, Programmer/Analyst

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