my Nova 4/X status... disk, no formatter!

From: Tom Jennings <>
Date: Wed Feb 16 18:31:23 2005

Soooo close... the short of it is I don't have the right low-level
formatter for my Data General 6070 disk (gemini) -- likely all
that's stopping me from a running system.

The DTOS tape I have, loaned from Bruce Ray, doesn't have the disk
formatter. I sort of triangulate the drive is operable: the DKINIT
("high level" formatter for the OS) runs, accesses the disk, every
sector is bad (surprise). A low-level diag tool for another drive
that happens to use the same interface blinks the READY light
as if it's doing something, but it hangs.

I've only got 800 bpi 1/2" tape drives, it seems everyones got
1600 and up!

Anyone got a DTOS rev 3 (I think, or up) tape with DKP FMTR or
something like it? Eclipse or Nova DTOS 800bpi should work (same
interface card).
Received on Wed Feb 16 2005 - 18:31:23 GMT

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