Hey, I got a Perq_T2 image!!!

Josh Dersch derschjo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 14:34:24 CST 2020

On Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 12:20 PM Chris Zach via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> Well, after waiting almost a month for the USPS to deliver a "Priority
> Mail 1 day" package from Dave I now have the MFM reader card. So I
> started working on these disks I rescued. First up was a ST506 (labelled
> "RD50" by DEC) and a pair of ST412's.
> Bad news: No drives spun up
> Good news: You can take the controller board off the drives and spin the
> spindles by hand.
> Better news: The spindles spun (clockwise, viewed from bottom)
> Best news: spinning while powering on got all three to spin up.


> So far I imaged the RD50 (possibly a Rainbow or a Pro/350) and one of
> the ST412's. It came up as a PERQ_T2 format and I have two dumps of the
> disk with only one bad sector reported.
> Anyone know what to do with this kind of image? I've powered down the
> drives and will store them till I can figure out how to make them run
> more quietly....

I'd love a copy of the T2 image, and if it has POS filesystems on it I
should be able to extract files.  Regardless I should be able to boot it on
my T2 to find out what's on it...

- Josh

> C

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