I still have a small 11/23 in a BDV11-VA shoebox with a pair of Tu58s,
with 256k of ram it boots RT-11 in about a minute and longer (about
10minutes) from there to copy it to VM: and reboot from there to save on
running tape for small things.
If it took a luch time then the user never read teh chapter on using the
TU58 and there is a note on how to optimize that.
Megan Gentry wrote:
Jerome H. Fine wrote:
At some time or other, I saw a VT103 with dual TU-58
drives in the bottom. As noted, it took about the
lunch break to boot.
At one point, I had a VT103 booting RT-11 from TU58 in about 30
seconds, through judicious placement of the files on the tape...
Former RT-11 Developer