Tranfer of Files From RSX-11

From: Christopher McNabb <>
Date: Mon Feb 17 20:14:00 2003

On Mon, 2003-02-17 at 21:02, Jerome H. Fine wrote:
> >nk badoni wrote:
> > I am Kishore.
> >
> > Could you please tell me that how can I tranfer the
> > files from Winchester Disk having RSX-11/PDP format
> > into a PC having Win NT operating system.

> PLUS, you did not say if you have a complete PDP-11 or just
> the RL02 or other disk drive and maybe just the media. If you
> have just a SCSI disk drive, that is actually an easy solution.

I'm betting that the "Winchester" means the drive is one of the MFM
drives, such as the RD-54, etc. I'm also betting, based on the wording
of the question (he asks how to xfer the file from disk itself instead
of the system), that Kishore does not have access to a working PDP-11.

So, Probably the only viable option would be to send the drive to
someone who does have a working system with the appropriate controller
and get them to transfer the files to a CDROM, etc.

I'm sure there are many on the list (including me) who would be willing
to do this, provided we had the right controller. I guess what we
really need to know is the model number of the disk itself.

Christopher L McNabb
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Received on Mon Feb 17 2003 - 20:14:00 GMT

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