[TUHS] SCO OpenDesktop 386 2.0.0

Corey Lindsly corey at lod.com
Fri Mar 3 05:56:42 AEST 2017

> I got it to install successfully, in VMware Server 1.0.2.
> The solution is to boot normally with the "id.dd" floppy image provided
> by Corey Lindsly, with the ISO image also provided by Corey configured
> as IDE 0:1 (first channel, slave), and with a virtual IDE disk (I'm
> using 8 GB of size) as 0:0 (first channel, master).
> This setup leads to the already known IDE driver hanging. It's a
> problem with the IDE driver provided by SCO with UnixWare 2.1. So,
> when the install process asks whether you want to use a "HBA diskette",
> load into your PC emulator's virtual floppy drive the updated "HBA
> diskette" image provided by SCO for UnixWare 2.1.3, which is here:
> ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/UW21/upd213/hba213.img
> This will stop the UnixWare 2.1 IDE driver from hanging, and the
> install process will proceed successfully to completion.
> It should work equally well in VirtualBox.
> Regards,
> -- 
> Josh Good

Good stuff. Thanks. I was able to do the install in ESXi 5 with no 
problems using this information. Has anyone gotten the networking setup? 
There is an Intel PRO/1000 NIC driver package on the SCO site (ptf4016c) 
but it is for UW2.1.3 only and I was not able to get it to go. Sadly, the 
original 2.1 package ptf4016a appears to be gone. I suppose the next step 
would be to run through the updates from 2.1 to 2.1.3 unless someone else 
can share a simpler way to bring up a NIC.


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