Using DECmate III from terminal

From: John Wilson <>
Date: Sun Jun 11 20:58:24 2000

On Sun, Jun 11, 2000 at 07:55:58PM -0400, R. D. Davis wrote:
>Is it possible to use a DECmate III from a terminal if one has no monitor
>or keyboard for it?

I doubt it, with the standard slushware anyway. Maybe if you wrote your own.

>Since it's in the PDP-8 family, can it run OS/8?

More or less -- the DECmate 2/3/3+ port of OS/8 is called OS/278. You can get
raw disk images from, under pub/pdp8/images/block. These are
raw images in PDP-11 sector order, not Teledisk images, they can be written
using PUTR.COM on a PC, or using whatever's handy on a Pro or MicroPDP-11
or MicroVAX.

John Wilson
D Bit
Received on Sun Jun 11 2000 - 20:58:24 BST

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