PDP-11 SMD drive cabling

From: R. D. Davis <rdd_at_smart.net>
Date: Sat Dec 23 19:34:11 2000

Season's Greetings,

Well, today, I finally removed my CDC 9" SMD disk drive from the
living room; getting it down the basement steps was fun. Anyway, now
it's only a few feet away from my 11/73 and 11/44. The 11/73, running
RT-11 and RSX-11, already has two, much smaller, 8" Fujitsu SMD drives
in it.

Now then, I've got an RL02 pack labeled RSX-11M, which I'm hoping
contains a complete RSX-11M distribution. If I can get an RL02
controller board for the 11/73, will there be any problem with just
connecting one of the SMD cables to the CDC drive and copying RSX-11M
onto it? Should I be able to boot this from any PDP-11? One note:
this CDC drive appears to be configured for drive select 1, not
0... does anyone know where I can get one of those little square
buttons used to select drive 0?

When I get the intermittent CPU problem on the 11/44 fixed, and find a
UNIBUS SMD controller, can I just attach the CDC drive to the 11/44 and
have it boot and go, or will I need to reconfigure something?

Thanks for any info. that anyone can provide about this!

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Received on Sat Dec 23 2000 - 19:34:11 GMT

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