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

Johnny Billquist bqt at update.uu.se
Fri Jan 17 03:40:24 AEST 2003

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Andru Luvisi wrote:

> On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> > On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, David Evans wrote:
> [snip]
> > >   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?

Ah. Maybe I misunderstood things. Copying a bootable disk image should
work just fine. I thought he wanted the tape image moved over.


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