UNIX on pdp11 (was Digital DSM Disribution tape)

From: Fred N. van Kempen <waltje_at_pdp11.nl>
Date: Tue Sep 2 06:04:00 2003

On Tue, 2 Sep 2003, Jochen Kunz wrote:

> > And how do I get it on a tape?
> There is a programm called "maketape" in the 2.11BSD distribution. I
> used it with great success to write PDP-11 and VAX BSD tapes. Of corse
> this requires that you have a machine with a suitable tape drive, *IX
> like OS (for maketape) and network (to get the distfiles onto it) at
> hand. I created my 2.11BSD tapes on the QBus PDP-11 machine. I replaced
> PDP-11 CPU and RAM with VAX CPU and RAM, netbooted NetBSD, wrote the
> tapes, remounted the PDP-11 CPU and RAM and started the installation.

Just another plug: I have (so far) archived about 900 tapes (TK50,TK70
and magtapes) into TDF file format, which is basically a superset of
the wellknown E11/SimH "tap" format supporting tape label info (what
was written on the paper labels), block and file CRC checking, and

It takes E11 about a minute to fully install an ULTRIX-11 V3.2 tape
this way ;-)

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