The RSTS riddle.
rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Sat May 21 22:52:51 CDT 2016
On 22/05/2016 02:25, Paul Koning wrote:
>> On May 21, 2016, at 3:28 PM, Rod Smallwood <rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> Second point:
>> The RSTS install tape is just a bunch of files.
>> There's nothing requiring image copy to deal with funny file formats
> No, that is not accurate. An install tape (for V9 or later) is a bootable tape with a backup set on it. Bootable tapes have DOS labels, but backupsets have ANSI labels. The install tape is a hybrid, part DOS, part ANSI. I'd have to dig in the machinery to find the details, but I definitely remember that it's a rather odd beast.
> If you do an image copy of the TAP file to tape none of this matters.
That's exactly what I'm trying to do. So how do I make the image copy to
I am none to clever. Besides being told what to do I need to know how to
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