Jerome H. Fine
jhfinedp3k at compsys.to
Sun Jun 5 21:51:06 CDT 2016
>Rod Smallwood wrote:
> The RX is clearly alive, The motor runs, belt tension is good and you
> can hear the heads load.
> I have a box full of 8" floppies. BTW how many 8" floppies do you
> think there were in an RT11 distribution?
I can't remember for sure, but I think there were eight SSDD (RX02) floppies
plus an Auto-Install floppy. That would have been for V05.06 of RT-11 which
requires over 6,800 blocks for an RL02 disk pack. Since some of the files
get duplicated, eight seems about right.
I doubt that V05.07 of RT-11 from Mentec was ever supported on RX02
floppies. The size of the binary distribution for V05.07 of RT-11 is over
16,600 blocks on an RL02 disk pack of which over 9,000 blocks are
DSK files (one of which is 7,000 blocks) which Mentec added to the
V05.07 RT-11 distribution.
Using RX01 floppies will take many more since there are only half the blocks
or 494 blocks on a SSSD (RX01) floppy.
Do you have any other questions? I don't know of any RT-11 distributions
on RX02 image files for either V05.06 or V05.07 of RT-11. There may
be some for earlier versions.
Do you have any other questions?
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