IBM RT

Steven N. Hirsch shirsch at adelphia.net
Sat Dec 10 17:19:06 CST 2005


On Wed, 23 Nov 2005, tom ponsford wrote:

> I just rescued a complete IBM RT PC. It includes all the documentation. AIX
> 2.x software, extra keyboards, extra cards, extra HDD;s and extra tape drives.
> It also has an extra ESDI hard drive labeled Reno 4.3.
> 
> Was there a port of 4.x BSD to the ROMP processor? I thought that it was tried
> but not completed.

Absolutely.  

> There is also a backup tape labeled AOS?

That stands for Academic Operating System, aka 4.3BSD  Looks like you have 
it both installed on a drive and sitting on the tape.

There is also a port of 4.4BSD floating around which is far less complete 
and somewhat unstable.

Steve




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