RX02 drives / RT11
lbickley at bickleywest.com
Tue Sep 19 01:13:07 CDT 2006
On Monday 18 September 2006 18:53, Gary E Kaufman wrote:
> The only media that seems to work fine is "real" RX02 media.
> Is the RX02 incapable of formatting it's own media? Is there a common
> hardware problem that I should look for? Filter caps? Clean the
> stepper motor?
The RX02 cannot format "raw" diskettes. It can "re-format" RX01 diskettes to
RX02 format diskettes and vice-versa. Software is available for both the
PDP-11 and PDP-8 to do so.
RX01 diskettes are essentially IBM System/34 compatible diskettes; i.e., IBM
One can "create" IBM 3470/RX01 diskettes using "PUTR" on a PC which has a FDC
connected to an 8" Shugart floppy diskette drive.
See: http://www.dbit.com/fdadap.html for an excellent 8" floppy adapter for a
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