Simulated disk drive for RT-11?
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Jun 3 17:21:54 CDT 2005
On 6/3/05, David Betz <dbetz at xlisper.mv.com> wrote:
> Cool. Thanks! I wonder if it can boot RT-11?
I don't know if VTserver is the right thing for booting RT-11.
Certainly, the amount of systems resources (memory/disk) for RT-11 is
_vastly_ less than what it required for most flavors of PDP-11 UNIX.
I used to make my living doing software dev on a KDF11 w/64KB of RAM
and an RL01 (5MB), a system I wouldn't even try to load, say, 2.9BSD
on. If one has 256KB, then VTserver might be an option (it's kinda
large, but then it runs on machines that already have that much RAM
for the OS), but on a minimal system, it probably won't fit.
OTOH, if you run across a TU58 emulator you like, with the right boot
ROMs, a PDP-11 _will_ boot RT-11 off of TU58.
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