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32250Re: [midatlanticretro] uVax Diag Monitor tape?

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  • Dave McGuire
    Aug 30, 2013
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      I 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
      very expensive).

      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.
      > Dave
      > 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
      >> --
      >> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      >> New Kensington, PA

      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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