[Fwd: Re: 11/64 conversion]
bqt at softjar.se
Tue Sep 5 02:43:03 CDT 2006
joe heck <trash3 at splab.cas.neu.edu> wrote:
> Folks, I asked similar questions directly and got the following answers.
> So, don't know if it is RT, RSX, or RSTS, or even a flavor of Unix.
> Joe Heck
Hmm. Noone seem to ask the most obvious questions...
The original poster said it was a HP PDP 11/64.
Now, HP never made any computers with a PDP moniker, Digital did.
And Digital never made a PDP computer with the 11/64 designation.
I would suggest that we start at that end. What machine is this *really*?
As for questions about transferring the data... Is the machine still
functional or not? If it is, then it would obviously be easiest to just
type the file out (it's a text file after all).
Size of disks (someone asked). If we're talking MSCP disks, the largest
I know of is the RA73, which weights in at 2 GB. (Unless you want to
count SCSI drives...)
Copying to a Linux system? Sure you can do that, but I wouldn't. VMS
would probably be way better if it's actually from some PDP system,
since VMS can actually read some of the file systems it might be in then.
But this might be something not at all related to DEC equipment after all...
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