Bill's PDP-11/34A (was Re: PDP-11/34A bring up (question about front panel))
ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Wed Nov 3 11:14:54 CDT 2010
On 11/3/10, B Degnan <billdeg at degnanco.com> wrote:
> I don't want to hijack this thread except to say that I too just got an
> 11/34 last week. I still need to clean it and learn more about what it
> was set to do, but I have a quick question about the front panel. My
> system has a flat front panel without the white cover cut out resembling
> a mirror image of the US State of Delaware on it's side. My system has
> a black front panel with a white rectangular frame around it instead.
> What is the origin of this variation?
I have never seen that mounting frame for the front panel, but perhaps
it's related to your "DEC DataSystem" cover panel.
Here's a photo I found googling around for "DEC Datasystem"
> Here are pictures from the system as I first got it, if it helps with
> the card order/comparison purposes. Note that some cards are not
> installed in the backplane.
Do you have packs for your RL01 drives? Hopefully the packs were
removed and the heads locked for transport.
An 11/34 w/RL01 is a nice little RT-11 system, though it'd be a bit
cramped for 2.9BSD (both in terms of disk and RAM). You could
probably also run an older version of RSX-11/M on it too. I think we
ran something around RSX-11/M 4.0 or 4.1 on ours in the mid-1980s.
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