Booting RSX-11M On A PDP-11/34

From: Bill Pechter <>
Date: Sun Jun 10 08:25:48 2001

> I have pretty much no experience with DEC systems, or at least PDP-11s
> anyway. I have an 11/34 with three RL01 drives (only two are connected). The
> system works fine, I get the register printout on the console LA120, and I
> can examine, deposite, etc. When I put the RSX-11M pack in the RL01 drive,
> and ready it, I don't get any fault ligtht or anything. When I get
> everything set up, I tell the system to boot from drive 0. The light on the
> drive flashes rapidly, and I can hear it spinning. Then I get a lot of line
> feeds on the console, along with a few seemingly random characters, usually
> lower case Rs, Ss, and Ms. So, if anyone can tell me what I am doing wrong,
> or what I need to be doing, I would greatly appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> Owen

Set the LA120 baud rate to 1200 7 bit, noparity...
Check it again.

If it doesn't work... try 300 baud.
If that doesn't work work your way through all the baud rates...

Sounds like it's booting -- but not getting the correct communication


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