resurrecting a PDP-11/10

From: Fred Flintstone <>
Date: Mon Feb 24 14:20:01 2003

I have a PDP-11/10 (a.k.a PDP-11/05) which I am attempting to bring back to
life. It was placed in storage many years back, and appears to be in good
condition. I am at the point where I can enter programs from the front panel
and execute them (core memory and processor appear to work). I have a LA36
hooked up as the console to the SLU. I think the TS03 tape drive may work,
and I am in the process of cleaning a RK05 disk drive and disk pack.

My question is, what am I looking for in order to load RT-11? Is RT-11
easier to install via tape, or am I looking for a bootable disk pack?

At this point, I am not looking for specifics, I need to know what is the
general means to bootstrap RT-11 onto a PDP-11. This exercise is a
precursor to getting a PDP-11/20 up and running.

I would also like to know if one of the PDP-11 emulators would assist me to
learn what I need to do in terms of bootstrapping a system. I have used a
PDP-11 10+ years ago, but never needed to bootstrap a system.

Thanks for any assistance.

Received on Mon Feb 24 2003 - 14:20:01 GMT

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