Reading RX01/02 disks on a PC

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Sun Jan 30 11:35:02 2005

So I'm in the process of pulling a bunch of files off of some RX02 disks
to get them onto a PC.

So far (thanks to help from Howard Harte) I've got an 11/44 with an RX02
drive running RSTS that has the DD module loaded. I'm running the serial
tape drive simulator on a PC (I forget what it's called or who wrote it).
So I can do:

COPY DY1:*.* DD0:

Which then copies all the files off of the disk into an image file on my
PC. Works very nicely, albeit slowly (only 9600bps transfer rate).

Is there a better way to do this? I've seen various postings of people
getting RX02 drives connected to Linux boxen. How so? Has anyone done

I also found this:

This is very cool. It's an RX02 simluator (hardware/software) that makes
your PDP11 think your PC is an RX02 drive. It would be great if I could
read the files from a real RX02 and then dump them into the emulated RX02.

Can a PDP11 have two sets of RX02 drives installed at once? If so, do the
second set of drives become DY2: and DY3:?

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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