[TUHS] SCO OpenDesktop 386 2.0.0

Cory Smelosky b4 at gewt.net
Tue Feb 28 03:12:37 AEST 2017


Corey Lindsly wrote:
>> Count me in. I put my hand up for a copy of SCO when they were offering free
>> samplers in the early 2000s, but never heard back from them.
>>
>> I wanted to compare it with Linux ...
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Wesley Parish
>
> For anyone interested, the SCO 2.1 images are available for download here:
>
> http://lod.com/sco
>
> A few things:
>
> 1. I am having some difficulty getting it to install in VMWare ESXi 5. The
> floppy image boots, and I get some way into the install process, but SCO
> install does not see the virtual CD-ROM drive. Thus, I'm presented with
> network install options only. At this point, there are a few options:
>
> (a) Track down the driver and/or VMWare settings to fix the CD-ROM
> visibility, and proceed with the install.
>
> (b) Set up a SCO network install server, and proceed.
>
> (c) Try the install on legacy physical hardware instead.
>
> Of course, your experience may differ.
>
>
> 2. There's actually an installation guide available for this OS here:
>
> ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/UW21/upd211/eng211.txt
>
> As well as a lot of driver updates and other good stuff:
>
> ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/UW21/
>
>
> 3. Anyone who wants to try SCO for the first time may find 5.0.7 a much
> easier go. It will install directly from CD in VMWare, and there is more
> driver support for it. To me, it has a very "pure" UNIX feel to it,
> other than the gratuitous and absurd use of symbolic links all over the
> file system. If you're interested in trying-out that version, let me know
> and I'll put up those images for download too.
>
> Regards,
>
> --corey

I have a note to myself to try an install in PCem later today.


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