rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Sun Jun 5 22:58:41 CDT 2016
On 06/06/2016 03:51, Jerome H. Fine wrote:
> >Rod Smallwood wrote:
>> The RX is clearly alive, The motor runs, belt tension is good and you
>> can hear the heads load.
>> I have a box full of 8" floppies. BTW how many 8" floppies do you
>> think there were in an RT11 distribution?
> I can't remember for sure, but I think there were eight SSDD (RX02)
> plus an Auto-Install floppy. That would have been for V05.06 of RT-11
> requires over 6,800 blocks for an RL02 disk pack. Since some of the
> get duplicated, eight seems about right.
> I doubt that V05.07 of RT-11 from Mentec was ever supported on RX02
> floppies. The size of the binary distribution for V05.07 of RT-11 is
> 16,600 blocks on an RL02 disk pack of which over 9,000 blocks are
> DSK files (one of which is 7,000 blocks) which Mentec added to the
> V05.07 RT-11 distribution.
> Using RX01 floppies will take many more since there are only half the
> or 494 blocks on a SSSD (RX01) floppy.
> Do you have any other questions? I don't know of any RT-11 distributions
> on RX02 image files for either V05.06 or V05.07 of RT-11. There may
> be some for earlier versions.
> Do you have any other questions?
> Jerome Fine
The first one out of the box read 1/87 and its not the date.
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