RK05 disk images & PDP-11/70
Seth J. Morabito
sethm at loomcom.com
Wed Dec 6 11:36:02 CST 2006
On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 12:18:17AM -0800, Guy Sotomayor wrote:
> I just wanted to let folks know that I've gotten my 11/70 setup with
> BSD2.11. It now has 2 Fujitsu Eagles attached to an Emulex SC72. BSD
> "thinks" there are 4 RP06 drives attached!
> Now that I have enough disk storage on it, I'm going to start to image
> the 200+ (yes, that's *not* a typo) RK05 packs. It'll take a seriously
> long time to go through all of the packs since before I will put a
> "strange" pack into the RK05 drive on the '70 (actually *any* of my RK05
> drives), I disassemble the pack and completely clean the enclosure and
> the platter. Since there's a fair amount of DEC distribution media
> among the packs, I'll be doing the "high" value packs first. I'll let
> folks know how it goes and try to put together a catalog of what's there.
Very exciting! I'm on pins and needles waiting to see what you're
going to be imaging.
BTW, I live in Santa Clara, let me know if you'd like any help with
the grunt-work of cataloging. I'm happy to help with any software
> I'm also contemplating letting it run 24/7 (I may reconsider once I see
> my electric bill) and offering access to individuals. What do y'all think?
Move to Santa Clara! ;) Our power bill is about 1/3rd what it was
when we lived in San Jose and had PG&E.
Barring that, yes, I'm sure many of us on the list would be happy
to help defray the cost if you'd like.
-Seth, a fellow DEC enthusiast
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