Simulated disk drive for RT-11?
ajp166 at bellatlantic.net
Fri Jun 3 12:10:41 CDT 2005
>Subject: Re: Simulated disk drive for RT-11?
>>>>>> "David" == David Betz <dbetz at xlisper.mv.com> 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.
Thats what the doctor ordered. I have one here, 11/23, 256k, 2serial
in a BA11BV 4 slot box and a TU58 (the boxed version). Two drives
256k per drive and slower than slow (tape seeks take forever). A
very compact PDP-11. I also have one, ba11 with 11/23, 32kW ram 2 serial
and a RQDX3 that allows a hard disk and floppy. Thats fairly compact too.
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