RSTS V7 magtape images on bitsavers

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Sat Feb 11 10:13:52 CST 2017

> On Feb 11, 2017, at 10:08 AM, Noel Chiappa <jnc at> wrote:
>> From: Paul Koning
>>> When did V7 come out, BTW?
>> The files on the SYSGEN tape have a timestamp of 26-Sep-79, so "Fall
>> 1979" sounds right.
> Ow. I was looking for something a lot earlier than that. I used RSTS-11 in
> the '72-'74 timeframe, so it's a version from that era I'd like to have. Any
> idea what version that would be - and if it's still extant?
>> I've used the V4A kit (DECtapes) to build that ... (There's a V4A
>> sysgen manual on Bitsavers too ...)
> When was that one?

That would most likely be the one you remember.  "RSTS-11" was the name applied to V4 and earlier.  On Bitsavers, you can find a V4A kit and the related manuals; also what looks like V3 which I have not tried.  I should do that at some point.


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