Windows 1.0 For DEC Rainbow (mirror of Latrobe ftp anybody ?)

Warner Losh imp at
Thu May 4 20:46:39 CDT 2017

The old fashioned way: copy the files on the rainbow to the hard
drive, kermit to my unix box.

I have a kryoflux, but it's being nothing but frustrating to me since
I don't know if I have a known good floppy it supports or not. I mean
I have two 5.25 1.2M floppy drives, just have no way of knowing if
they are good or not and am loathe to try to buy another one...  So
I'm reading them the only way I know how: via an RX-50 on my

I meant to get the Venix disks in the mail today, but today got away
from me. I'll get them in tomorrow.


On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 7:41 PM, william degnan <billdegnan at> wrote:
> Warner,
> How are you uploading and downloading disks from the Rainbow...via the
> Rainbow or by reading the disks using an image program?  I grabbed a copy of
> Windows.  I may have a spare graphics card.
> Bill
> On Mon, May 1, 2017 at 11:20 PM, Warner Losh via cctalk
> <cctalk at> wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 20, 2016 at 1:40 AM, Warner Losh <imp at> wrote:
>> > On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 1:00 AM, Huw Davies
>> > <huw.davies at> wrote:
>> >>
>> >>> On 19 Aug 2016, at 02:31, shadoooo <shadoooo at> wrote:
>> >>>
>> >>> It seems that copies of this software are really difficult to find,
>> >>> but a complete copy
>> >>> was available on the latrobe ftp DEC Rainbow archive... which
>> >>> disappeared with all valuable data...
>> >>> Anybody has a copy of the content before the deletion?
>> >>
>> >> I’m sure the archive would have been set up by Paul Nankervis who I
>> >> used to work with at La Trobe. I’ll see if he still has  the original
>> >> copies.
>> >
>> > I have a bunch of disks for my Rainbow labeled Windows 1.0 if there's
>> > no archives that have them.
>> All the online archives seem to have a bogus copy, that's a mix of
>> VAXmate and Rainwbow files and it doesn't work.
>> So I discovered I have a copy that isn't in the archives. I've
>> uploaded it. Details in my blog entry
>> about things. At least one member has these files and is trying to
>> make them work. Since I don't have Graphics Adapter, I've not worried
>> too much about them... But I've had them in my collection since I
>> think 2001...
>> Warner

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