Subject: Re: Floppy init
To: Anders Magnusson <>
From: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/21/1999 18:30:43
On Fri, 18 Jun 1999, Anders Magnusson wrote:

> > 
> > See for details on John Wilson's PUTR.COM.  It runs
> > under DOS on PCs, but allows one to format floppies as RX50s.  It would be
> > nice to have something like this under NetBSD/vax.
> > 
> Feel free to write :-)
> There is a generic interface to allow formatting of disks.

Hmmm, the RX50 interfaces for VAXen are not capable of formatting. The
only box sold by DEC who could hardware format RX50 was the Rainbow.
So, even if someone wrote something equivalent to John Wilson's PUTR, it
wouldn't help.
The hardware just isn't in there.


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