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Re: Dungeons & Magtapes
I still have access to both a PDP and 1600BPI tape. As far as I know, 800
BPI tape drives do not exist anywhere on the planet. And for the
PDP-11/83, it's running RSX-11M/Plus, no RSTS/E. Equipment is at work, we
are close to pulling the plug on it soon. 100% operational, although
Sure has been alot of traffic concerning 1979-1980 activities, How about
hearing from my vintage years of 1974-1976?
Dan, Dave, Teresa, Joe, Eric, any live bodies out there?
Bob & Cecelia wrote:
> Hi Tom,
> The tape number "77-030 L" looks like ones that were cataloged in a
> Delta Tape Library of circa 1980. I have a printout that I located
> Ernie's stuff that lists tapes numbered like yours, except all these
> end in
> the letter S or no letter at all. Tape 77-030 with no letter is listed
> "Systems,Sys File Storage,DOS(PIP) 07-Apr-78." Does anybody else
> have listings like this or remember anything about what the tape
> numbering convention was?
> As for reading them, if they are 1600 bpi, I can read them. I am
> for access to a drive that still goes down to 800 bpi, but no luck yet.
> as for whatever backup software might have been used, hopefully the
> pdp11 simulator will help out with that. I haven't noticed anyone on
> list mentioning that they still have (or should I say have since
> a PDP running RSTS.
> Based on the tape listing, it appears that most of the Delta tapes were
> made with FAILSA and BACKUP. The is a much lesser number that were
> done in DOS(PIP) and ROLLIN (?) formats. Hopefully, the Deltoized
> versions of these CUSPS will interchange with the vanilla DEC versions.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Epp [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Thursday, May 21, 1998 11:18 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: Dungeons & Magtapes
> Three magtapes also found while scrounging around in my "dungeon":
> > One labeled "DELTA Educational Computing System University of
> Tape 77-030 L". Still in plastic case inside cardboard sleeve. On the
> sleeve there's a label that reads "RSTS V06C-01 INC RNO, EDT, RMS"
> > One labeled "SIGIA TAPE RSTS/E DISTRIBUTION TAPE ID=SIGIA
> 31-Aug-79 (c) 1978, 1979 by Educational Testing Service"
> > One labeled "#135 AICEP Backup DOS Format" (looks like my hand
> writing). AICEP was the A. I. duPont Continuing Education Program,
> my mom was the director of around that time.
> The last two still have the protective collars around the tapes
> themselves. Does anyone have a means of reading these?
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