tu58 carts for 730 on ebay

From: Brad Parker <brad_at_heeltoe.com>
Date: Sat Mar 27 16:21:17 2004

Michael Sokolov wrote:
>Brad Parker <brad_at_heeltoe.com> wrote:
>> Someone's selling tu58 carts (a.k.a. "dectape II") for a 730 on ebay.
>I have bought them. These are the very same diagnostics I wrote about
>on this list just a short while ago when discussing poor man's

I bought one of the diag tapes. I have a TU58. I replaced the rollers
with newer, more reasonable ones. But it does not seem to work - seems
like something's wrong with the controller card :-)

I have booted my 730 with the tu58 emulator in the mean time. I
discovered that "putr" does a reasonable job of allowing me to
manipulate the 'tape' file, btw (with /tu58 /rt11).

I plan to repair my TU58 shortly. When I do I will read the diag tape I
have and if that works, I'd be happy to read your tapes if you don't
find a controller card in the mean time.

I also have some tapes which claim to be stock 730 boot tape. We'll see
if they are when I am able to read them.

Seems like between the two of us we can get a complete set of tape images
for the '730...


ps: The netbsd 'boot' will netboot from a delua but won't run on a '730.
The quasijarus 'boot' runs on a 730 but doesn't netboot. I'd like to
netboot my '730. Any thoughts?
Received on Sat Mar 27 2004 - 16:21:17 GMT

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