vax 730 console boot image file?

From: Michael Sokolov <msokolov_at_ivan.Harhan.ORG>
Date: Sun Feb 22 21:10:44 2004

Ethan Dicks <> wrote:

> Why? We always "mutiliated" ours. The 8080 (8085?) on the 11/730 console
> board caches the tape directory, so if you put the files on the tape in
> the order they are expected, it loads *lots* faster (like 2 min vs 15 min).
> I had a script to build consoles from the VMS side using Exchange. We never
> used virgin DEC-written TU58s.

What you did is perfectly reasonable for *use*. It is not appropriate for
history preservation. For the latter purpose one needs a sector image of a
virgin DEC original TU58, and anything else can be described as mutilated for
this purpose.

Received on Sun Feb 22 2004 - 21:10:44 GMT

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