Allison ajp166 at
Thu Nov 17 15:41:11 CST 2005

>Subject: Re: Minix
>   From: David Betz <dbetz at>
>   Date: Thu, 17 Nov 2005 16:31:36 -0500
>     To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at>
>Wow! That's great. I hadn't thought of using VTserver. I'll download  
>it and see if I can get it working. I guess that means I'll have to  
>switch my MXV11 over to TU58 boot though.

Easier way is to hit halt or break and use odt to load by and the tu58
boot.  Saves messing with a jungle of wirewrap posts on the MXV.


>On Nov 17, 2005, at 4:24 PM, Doc Shipley wrote:
>> David Betz wrote:
>>> Do you know if a PC controller for an MFM drive can format an  
>>> ST225  sufficiently that RT-11 can use it? I figure it would get  
>>> the high  level format wrong but wouldn't the low level format be  
>>> okay? Can't  RT-11 handle the high level formatting?
>>   Much easier, in my opinion, just to do it in XXDP.  I have the  
>> Winchester standalone (zrqch0?) from XXDP modified** to boot from  
>> VTserver v2.x.  If you want to try that, check out the system  
>> requirements for VTserver and remind me next week and I'll send you  
>> the fixed standalone utility.  I've used it on ST225, ST251, RD53  
>> and RD54 disks.
>> 	Doc
>> ** according to J. Engdahl's excellent instructions

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