Subject: [pups] Installing Venix or 2.9bsdpro on a DEC PRO350
Gregg C Levine
hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net
Sat Mar 15 04:00:47 AEST 2003
Hello again from Gregg C Levine
If the Venix images, are indeed the same ones that I saw roosting on
the server formerly known as Sunsite, then yes they are, and yes you
will. I don't know about the ones for 2.9bsdpro. That's a special
case, and I'm not too clear on that.
Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at worldnet.att.net
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> > 1. Installing Venix or 2.9bsdpro on a DEC PRO350 (Franco
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> >From: "Franco Tassone" <franco.tassone at inwind.it>
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> >Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 23:30:08 +0100
> >Subject: [pups] Installing Venix or 2.9bsdpro on a DEC PRO350
> >Hi all,
> >after having downloaded both distributions from a PUPS mirror, I
> >to install Venix or 2.9bsd modified for the PRO350.
> >I've created for both distributions the installations floppy using
> >with an rx50 floppy. The mvaxII actually runs netbsd, so I did a dd
> >if=floppy.img of=/dev/rx0a for all the floppy images of the
> >but when I go and try to boot the bot floppies of venix (and 2.9bsd
> >the PRO350, they fail to boot. The drive seems to try a little then
> >machine hangs, no messages on the console, except a nice capital
> >messages on the serial terminale connected to the printer port with
> >maintenance cable.
> >With venix floppy instead, after failing to boot, after a litle
> >from hd.
> >What am I missing, what did I wrong ?
> >Any hint will be greatly appreciated.
> >P.S. I definitively want to install an ancient unix on my dec
> >help me !
> >Franco Tassone
> I think those may be teledisk images so DD probably wouldn't work.
> You need an IBM PC with 80 track drives, IIRC to recreate the
> It's been a long time since I looked at those images.
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