Simulated disk drive for RT-11?

David Betz dbetz at
Fri Jun 3 10:49:34 CDT 2005

Does the TU-58 use a standard RS-232 serial interface? Is the protocol 
defined somewhere?


On Jun 3, 2005, at 11:46 AM, Paul Koning wrote:

>>>>>> "David" == David Betz <dbetz at> writes:
>  David> I have a device that plugs into a serial port on a PC and
>  David> looks like a disk drive to an Atari 800. Is there such a thing
>  David> for RT-11? It seems like it should be possible to write a disk
>  David> driver that uses a serial port and some sort of serial
>  David> protocol to communicate with a PC and make RT-11 think it is
>  David> accessing a local disk drive.
> You could make it look like a TU-58, which is a block structured
> device.  So RT11 should treat that like a disk.
> 	 paul

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