Antonio Carlini wrote:
I very much doubt that it ever crossed anyone's
mind to even try:
the PDP-11 was dead well before OS/2 was ever thought of. OK, the
last DEC PDP-11s were announced in the early 1990s and Mentec carried
on for a while beyond then, but who in their right mind would
consider porting OS/2 to the PDP-11 at that stage?
That was my immediate thought too - the timeframe of OS/2 just seems wrong for
a PDP port, hence my questioning whether Dan or anyone *knows* that it's for
the PDP platform.
(Having said that, some ATM machines in the UK ran OS/2 for years after it was
a dead OS elsewhere - it's *possible* that a PDP port was done somewhere along
the line for a specific customer/market... it doesn't seem likely, but it is a
It would be nice to know whether it is a printed or
label and _exactly_ what it says.
Label scan, directory listing, file checksums/contents, details on the history
of that particular tape (if known)... it's too early to say anything right
now. Very interesting if it really is a PDP port, but I'd say that the odds
are against it.
(I've been here before with tape media several times - labels are often
cryptic, completely 'alien' systems get used to write data, or what looks from
a directory listing to be something exciting turns out to be something very