Moving files from the PDP-11 to the Osprey/PC
The Osprey environment offers two tools to the installer to simplify
the process of moving the user's disk files from the PDP-11 to the
Osprey/PC. The first is the BackPlane Extender Kit, available for
either Q-bus (BE/Q) or
Unibus (BE/U) backplanes. The
second is a disk copy utility called DISKCOPY.
The steps involved in performing the file movement are as follows:
- Install an Osprey/Q or Osprey/U card set in the PC.
- Create a PDP-11 disk image on the Osprey/PC hard disk using the
Osprey utility CONTAINR. This disk image will be a PC container file.
- Remove the PDP-11 processor/memory board and replace it with the
Backplane Extender board.
- Connect the Extender Board cables to the Osprey/Q or Osprey/U Bus
Adapter half of the two-card set.
- Boot MS/DOS, and in the Osprey disk directory, run DISKCOPY. Follow
the instructions specifying which PDP-11 disk is to be copied to
which Osprey/PC container file.
- When the PDP-11 boot file has been copied to an Osprey/PC container
file, the Osprey can be booted from the container file. Boot the
Osprey and proceed copying PDP-11 files to the Osprey/PC container
file using the PDP-11 operating system utilities until all files you
need have been moved to the new system.