DEC Pro 3xx archives
imp at bsdimp.com
Fri Jan 22 10:09:00 CST 2021
On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 8:32 AM Paul Koning <paulkoning at comcast.net> wrote:
> > On Jan 21, 2021, at 11:20 PM, Warner Losh <imp at bsdimp.com> wrote:
> > Hey Paul...
> > This is really helpful. I've had to deal with those archives for the
> Rainbow stuff I do and have some additional caveats below I thought I'd
> Thanks for that information.
> Part of my motivation is that I mostly run Mac OS, and after that Linux --
> not DOS let alone Windows. So I was hoping to find a Unix solution which
> is what I documented.
dosbox runs on macos :).
> Now I have two additional questions.
> 1. In the PRO177 collection (P/OS 3.2 base system) the image 177-20 which
> is the ProSetupV32 disk seems to be bad. It converts fine, but the
> converted file is 160k, not 400k as it should be. If I pad it out with
> zeroes it still doesn't work, even though the data at the start looks
> plausible. Any advice? Is there a good one somewhere? Tim Shoppa's copy
> has the same issue.
The DEC Robin/VT180 had a format that was 160k long. It's 1 side, 40
tracks, 8 sectors. Though I can't imagine it being valid in context...
Have you tried the copies that are at
tar tvf 177-20.lzh
-rw-rw-rw- 0 0 0 245921 Oct 22 1993 177-20.TD0
which suggests a 'normal' size to me... Though I've not decoded it, and
it's possible the original was corrupt somehow...
> 2. The Xhomer P/OS image has Pro/DECnet installed, it seems, but it
> doesn't work. I see the floppies (5 of them) but no information on how to
> use them. Any information on Pro/DECnet install and setup anywhere?
pro175 Pro/DECnet came up in my searches. It's also there. There's a
pro175.txt that has:
Following is a list of the manuals you will receive when you
order Media Service Charge Code (EE):
"PRO/DECnet User's Guide"
"PRO/DECnet Problem Determination Guide"
Notes: This program is also included on DECUS No. VS0112.
Restrictions: A DECNA module is required to use the NET1 port on the
rear of the system unit.
Documentation available in hardcopy only. Sources not included.
though I wasn't able to find it in the usual places, nor by searching for
AA-V445A-TH which is the document ID number for the first one (I could just
find references to it).
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