Old Unix system IDRIS

Cameron Kaiser spectre at floodgap.com
Sat Jul 4 00:07:39 CDT 2009

> > I tinker with old laboratory equipment and got a Bio-Rad 3200 computer the
> > other day that runs a spectrometer.
> >
> > It is a 68030 based system that runs a version of Whitesmiths unix. _It came
> > with a bunch of floppys dated 1992.
> >
> > It runs just fine and I would like to get advice on how to preserve the
> > contents of the small SCSI disk inside the computer and the floppys.
> >
> > As an aside, I didn't know any passwords to get me into the system. _My
> > first try to log on as root using the password 'password' worked, I had to
> > laugh.
> That's awesome!  I have always wanted to play with Idris but it's
> almost impossible (as far as I know) to find systems that have it.

Allegedly some of the Alpha Micro clones will run it too. Never seen one
though (AMs aren't exactly common themselves, let alone AM clones).

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