RT-11 installation

From: Doc Shipley <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Wed Dec 1 21:48:29 2004

David Betz wrote:

> 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?

   I may be wrong - I'm a newbie with RT-11, but if DY1 in the second
step is the same floppy as DY1: in the first step, I don't think
RT11FB.SYS exists on DY1:.

   I believe you need the /SYS option to include *.SYS files in the file

Received on Wed Dec 01 2004 - 21:48:29 GMT

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