DEC disk packs.

From: Owen Robertson <>
Date: Wed Apr 16 22:07:00 2003

on 4/16/03 8:53 PM, Jeffrey Sharp at wrote:

> On Wednesday, April 16, 2003, Owen Robertson wrote:
>> If you'll ship to the states, I could *seriously* use all the RL01 packs I
>> can get my hands on. My PDP-11/34 FINALLY booted RSX-11M the other day,
>> and I have a whole bunch of RL01s that I really need to back up, plus I
>> need some for file storage of my own.
> BTW, I hereby send out a public congrats for getting that going. You've
> been working on that thing off and on for quite a while!

Thank you! I have been working on it off and on for about 1.5 - 2 years. I'd
like to take this opportunity to thank everyone on the list (including
yourself, Jeff) who helped me get it up and running. I got it booted rather
by accident. I was testing out my spare DL11-W, and decided that using the
"It might not help but it can't hurt" principle, I would try booting it with
the spare DL11-W in place. The next thing I knew I was sitting at an MCR

> I can't wait to see it boot up the next time I come visit.

And I can't wait to show it to someone who understands the significance of

> I know you had several other RL01 packs there; how many of them work?

I just counted them today. I have 17 in all. Of those 17, there are only 3
that I know for sure don't work. I've tested out almost all of the other 14,
and so far they have all worked. I consider myself very fortunate.

I have a bunch of great RSX-11 software that came with my system including a
Fortran compiler, Pascal compiler, Z80 and 8048 development systems,
Datatrieve and more!

Owen Robertson
Received on Wed Apr 16 2003 - 22:07:00 BST

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