Allison ajp166 at
Wed Oct 10 06:55:15 CDT 2007

>Subject: Re: DEC RSX-11
>   From: "Ethan Dicks" <ethan.dicks at>
>   Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 11:46:06 +0200
>     To: "General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts" <cctalk at>
>On 10/9/07, Allison <ajp166 at> wrote:
>> HALP!
>> I just decided to attack a micro-11 system...
>> It's been a long time since I used RSX and longer since
>> I've administered it.  So some procedures for doing things
>> I need to know or a pointer to.
>> TO shut down I do?
>IIRC, from an account with privs, it _might_ be...
>.... or something quite similar.
>> TO change admin password how, and which account again?
>It's been a long time, and I've worked with a variety of early-1980s
>versions of RSX, but the account, at least, is probably [1,4].
>Unfortunately, I can't recall what program you have to invoke to
>twiddle passwords and privs.  It might even be dependent on exactly
>what version of RSX you have, if it's an old one (not all that likely,
>though, if it's a MicroPDP.  It would be more likely on an 11/34,
>> If I add a 8line mux  (DHV or DZV) what the procedure to get
>> system to install and recognise it.
>IIRC, you'll have to do some type of SYSGEN - lots of questions to
>answer, then several hours as your wee little F-11 spins its wheels
>and builds a new system.  I haven't done a sysgen in over 20 years, so
>hopefully someone else with fresher experience can speak up.
>> On line DOCs to refresh memory from?
>I don't know of any, and I wasn't able to Google any.  :-/


Thats a start, I found docs on bitsavers.  Some however appear broken
as I down load them and mid way my system crashes.  First thats rare 
and unusual for this crate.  The other is there is no clear reason 
why.  May be that some are >50mb in size and something is broken.
I'll try FTP rather than firefox and see.


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