DECmate III and Rainbow 100+

From: Lyle Bickley <>
Date: Tue Feb 22 13:15:48 2005

I use PUTR all the time to format RX50 diskettes, copy RT11 (etc.) files and
create DOS backups of my RT11 diskettes. I then copy the images to my NFS
server, etc.

You gotta love PUTR ;-)


On Tuesday 22 February 2005 10:24, vrs wrote:
> > ISTR there are ways to read an RT-11 RX50 on a standard PC, but at the
> > moment, I'm drawing a blank on it. Catweasels are not required... it
> > _is_ an odd format (10 sectors/track, 80 tracks, slight different in
> > header bytes from "standard" usage), but it's all well within the
> > range of what a PC controller can do... it's all software at that
> > point, and I can't remember what is capable of doing it. Probably
> > need DOS/FreeDOS to run it, as I'd be surprised if anything exists for
> > Winders. Dunno about Linux, but as RX50s are somewhat old and out of
> > the mainstream, I'd be surprised if anyone bothered.
> I thought PUTR could read and write RT11 format?? If I am remembering
> things rightly, any standard PC with DOS and PUTR should be able to copy
> RT11 stuff, including the whole volume.
> Vince

Lyle Bickley
Bickley Consulting West Inc.
"Black holes are where God is dividing by zero"
Received on Tue Feb 22 2005 - 13:15:48 GMT

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