DECMATE I - Chicken or the Egg?

vrs vrs at
Tue Aug 2 13:33:20 CDT 2005

From: "CRC" <technobug at>
> A friend came across a DECMATE I and we have been playing with the  
> beast, but are unable to figure out how to get a system loaded  
> without the necessary floppies for the RX02. It talks nicely to my  
> VAXStation 3540 as a VT100 (DP278A option), but it looks only like a  
> terminal.
> I've Googled DECMATE and am totally FAQed up with the history and  
> long lists of software with little in the way of description. Is  
> there any runes to cast or incantations to key in so that we might be  
> able to load in a system over the RS232?

I have a working OS/8 system that can make an RX01 or RX02 floppy, if 
you have a "dumprest" compatible image you want to make them from.


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