Reading RX01/02 disks on a PC

From: Ashley Carder <>
Date: Mon Jan 31 09:29:24 2005

> >> So I'm in the process of pulling a bunch of files off of some RX02
> >> disks to get them onto a PC.
> Ashley> Other folks have told me that a better way to get files from
> Ashley> the -11 to a PC is to install a 9-track tape drive on the -11
> Ashley> and another 9-track drive on your PC. This is much faster.
> Ashley> The problem is that I don't have any 9-track tape drives
> Ashley> right now, so that's not an option for me.
> Ethernet works too, if your PDP11 OS is a recent enough version to
> support DECnet Phase IV. If so, you can use NFT to copy files, either
> to another copy of that OS running in emulation, or to DECnet/Linux.
> paul

I am normally running a 1979 era OS, although I suppose I could
gen a more recent system, install an ethernet card, etc. I'll have to
read more about this and perhaps pursue this at some point.

Received on Mon Jan 31 2005 - 09:29:24 GMT

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