ULTRIX-11 3.1 manuals / help?
derschjo at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 02:02:06 CDT 2015
Hey all --
Anyone have a copy of the ULTRIX-11 3.0 or 3.1 manuals lying around?
I've got the 11/44 up and running with an SMD disk and a SCSI 9-track
tape drive and I have ULTRIX-11 3.1 installed. (Yay!) But there are
Unfortunately, the "setup" tool (and *what* a tool it is!) doesn't seem
to be able to access the tape drive to install optional software. (I
know it's working -- the files are there in /dev, mt talks to it fine
and I can dd files off of it no problem). Of course, in a very un-UNIXy
move on DEC's part, "setup" is an executable, not a shell script so I
can't see what the heck it's trying to do. And in a *very* UNIXy move,
"setup" provides no actionable diagnostics whatsoever. It immediately
fails (having made no attempt to access the drive as far as I can tell)
and prints "Open of distribution device FAILED: Try again <y or n>?"
I'd like to be able to restore the rest of the optional software and
whatnot; the files on the tape appear to be tar archives so I can just
do it manually (and tediously) and I imagine that that's what the setup
tool does *anyway*, but I'd like to at least *try* to do it the official
way. Anyone have any experience here?
Also, having an actual manual would be useful, ULTRIX-11 3.X seems to be
considerably different than 2.0 (at least in that it has this wonderful
new "setup" program I'm having so much fun with), which is all I've been
able to find.
Thanks as always,
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