11/93 rebuild

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Mon May 27 11:16:13 CDT 2019

Noel Chiappa via cctalk wrote:

>     > From: Rod Smallwood
>     > 4. I need a tried and tested list of step by step instructions to
>     > put RD54.dsk on the SCSI drive.
> Well, this isn't a list of directions, but... I've had good luck doing
> almost this exact same thing (on a Windows XP box, copy a filesystem in
> Windoze file onto a device, in my case an SD card on a USB adapter) with
> 'dd for Windows', available here:
>   http://www.chrysocome.net/dd
> The command line I've worked out to use is:
>   dd-removable if=UnixRoot of=\\?\Device\Harddisk2\Partition0 count=4872 seek=131072
> I don't recall the exact procedure I used to generate that, but I'm pretty
> sure it involved the use of the "--list" command to 'dd', to get a list of
> the devices on the system. (The "4872" is the size of the RK pack,
> obviously.)
> I'm using dd-0.6beta3.zip but there may be a later version that works too.
> 	Noel

You have to have an already existing parition structure on the disk and
an OS that knows what todo with that.
There is no way that Ron could boot his PDP this way.


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