32250Re: [midatlanticretro] uVax Diag Monitor tape?
- Aug 30, 2013I must've just skimmed Evan's earlier message...I would like to know what
type of 5.25" drive Matt is planning on getting running on a PDP-11/44. The
only way to do it is with an SMD controller (easy) and a 5.25" SMD drive
(very rare), or a SCSI drive (easy) and a Unibus SCSI host adapter (rare and
Matt, what configuration are you trying to bring up? It's likely that I
can save you some time and tears.
On 08/30/2013 06:03 PM, David Comley wrote:
> Is the drive of the type that can be formatted in a MicroVAX 2000 ? If so I
> can help. I have a vague recollection that they have a formatting routine
> built-in to the console ROM that supports RD51s and other MFM drives of that ilk.
> On Aug 30, 2013, at 11:40, Dave McGuire <Mcguire@...
> <mailto:Mcguire@...>> wrote:
>> On 08/29/2013 11:39 AM, Evan Koblentz wrote:
>> > DECheads--
>> > Matthew W. wants to make a bottable 5.25 for the museum's 11/44. He
>> > added: "However, I need a copy of the MicroVAX Diagnostics Monitor (MDM)
>> > tape to reformat the drive."
>> > Can anyone help with this?
>> As I've told Matt, I have many copies of this, but I need some time to
>> find them. I have hundreds of TK50s here and have to go through the
>> boxes. If you guys can hang tight on it for a bit I will send one.
>> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
>> New Kensington, PA
Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA
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