Subject: Re: Floppy init
To: John Wilson <>
From: Brian D Chase <>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/21/1999 13:59:52
On Mon, 21 Jun 1999, John Wilson wrote:

> >From:
> >Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 12:37:04 -0400 (EDT)
> >If your using a RQDX2 or RQDX3 there is a PDP-11 formatter for RX50
> >so the controller an do it.  Also the VAX diags (MDM) had an RX50
> >formatter. So if someone can write it the controller can do it.
> At least the PDP-11 flavor of this utility (ZRQC??, right?) will only do
> RX33s, are you saying there's a way to convince the hardware to do RX50s too?

Alright, what about... would it be possible with an RX33 and a RQDX2 or
RQDX3 to format an RX50 floppy in the RX33 drive?  Basically, do with a
MicroVAX and it's RX33 what you're doing with the PC and it's equivalently
1.2Meg spec'ed floppy drive.

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