Need RT-11 on RX02

From: Dave Mitton <>
Date: Thu Jan 29 17:36:34 2004

        I need some help.

I'm trying to bring up my LSI-11 system (KDA11, BA11-VA Cabinet, RX02,
VT100), and due to a basement flood a few years ago, all of my RX02 media
has been water damaged. This was my last 8" floppy system.

The diskettes are sticking to the jacket, and some bits of the lining are
sticking to the oxide, (or vice versa) anyways I cannot get anything to
boot. I've tried cleaning a few of the media with isopropyl alcohol, but
no success yet.

I had a complete RT-11 V4 distribution (and all the binders) but even the
DEC distribution diskettes got hit. Some of them have mold on the labels.

        I'm looking for someone to help me with a copy of a known good bootable
RX02 RT-11 system diskette, and maybe even some diagnostics. There may be
something wrong with the drives, but given the unreliability of my media, I
cannot tell.

        I still need to sit down and single step through the bootstrap and figure
out what is bombing, but I could use to remove some variables.

Can anyone help me? Easiest if you are in the area, I could pick up.


        Dave. (In the northwest side of the Boston Area)
Received on Thu Jan 29 2004 - 17:36:34 GMT

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