On Apr 1, 2005 2:07 AM, Lyle Bickley <lbickley at bickleywest.com> wrote:
The DECMATE I could still be a fun system to own - and
if you can find DECMATE
I system images, both PUTR and TELEDISK will make it easy for you to create
entire copies of diskettes (TELEDISK), format (PUTR) and transfer files
TELEDISK and PUTR will not solve the problem that a PC can *not* write
RX02-format 8" disks. They are a strange mixed-density beast that can
only be written by RX02-compatible drives. RX01 disks _can_ be
written by a PC with the right FDC chip, but since the DECmate I
shipped with RX02s, not RX01s, its disks are RX02-format.
Possibly one could build RX01 diskette images with the right contents
(with twice as many diskettes) and migrate things over that way, or
emulate the RX02 itself with a PC, but one can *not* just slurp and
burn RX02s directly from a PC.