DECmate II Questions
robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Sat Apr 2 14:03:16 CDT 2016
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> From: Robert Jarratt [mailto:robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com]
> Sent: 02 April 2016 19:50
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> Subject: RE: DECmate II Questions
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> > From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Paul
> > Koning
> > Sent: 02 April 2016 18:49
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> > Subject: Re: DECmate II Questions
> > > On Apr 2, 2016, at 1:27 PM, Robert Jarratt
> > > <robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > I have been looking at my DECmate II recently. I got an Italian
> > > version of WPS 1.0 for it and that works fine, except that I don't
> > > have an Italian keyboard so finding some of the characters is a bit
> > > tricky. :) ...
> > > Any recommendations for how best to image RX50 diskettes? I want to
> > > preserve the diskettes I have.
> > Are they the same format (80 tracks, 10 sectors, 512 bytes) as the
> > RX50 on PDP11s? If yes, you can either use a PDP11, or you can
> > configure Linux to 10 sector per track format and use dd. If the
> > sector ordering is as strange as on the PDP11, dd will get the data
> > very much out of order, but it should all be there. I can find the
> interleave rules if you need them.
> I do have an 11/73 I might be able to press into service, although my
> thought was a MicroVAX II with VMS and using backup/image. Not sure if
> that would work though? Ideally an image that I can then write back to
> diskettes, or possibly use in SIMH (if it ever gets DECmate emulation of
Sorry Paul, I just realised I didn't answer your question. Unfortunately I
don't know, and the docs I got from Manx/BitSavers don't cover the RX50.
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