resurrecting a PDP-11/10

From: Eric Smith <>
Date: Mon Feb 24 14:46:01 2003

barryM wrote:
> 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?

Can be done from either. I've never installed RT11 from tape, but the
manuals describe it. I don't have a bootable tape, though, and I don't
know enough about it to generate one.

> 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.

Either Bob Supnik's SIMH or John Wilson's E11 should work fine for you.
I've run RT11 and RSTS/E on both.

Received on Mon Feb 24 2003 - 14:46:01 GMT

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