RT-11 installation

From: David Betz <dbetz_at_xlisper.mv.com>
Date: Wed Dec 1 20:57:45 2004

I'm finally getting around to trying to do something with my PDP-11/23
system and am having trouble creating bootable RT-11 V5 disks. I have
an RX02 drive and a set of RX01 distribution disks. I've tried booting
disk 1 of the RX01 distribution and that fails. Should I be able to
boot an RX01 on an RX02 drive? Also, I've tried copying disks using:


and then


Unfortunately, that doesn't result in a bootable disk. In fact, when I
did it, it trashed the system disk in DY0 even though I removed it
before and replaced it with the source disk of the copy. Does this
sound like I've got a broken drive? I seem to be able to read either
RX01 disks or RX02 disks in DY1 without any problem. Also, the copy I
made in the first step above seems to be okay. It's just that I can't
boot the disk after the second COPY/BOOT step.

What dumb thing am I doing wrong?

David Betz
Received on Wed Dec 01 2004 - 20:57:45 GMT

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