Bull DPX/2 and B.O.S. help wanted.
rwiker at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 06:38:10 CST 2016
This was from an install floppy, which means that it had (probably) only
mounted a mini-root file system, and was (again, probably) running a shell
with restricted functionality.
On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 7:28 AM, E. Groenenberg <ed at groenenberg.net> wrote:
> Hello Pontus.
> As far as I remember, DPX/2 uses AT&T System 5 rel. 0 with some additions
> in the terminal database for the specific Bull terminals.
> So, basically all standard command could be find in the usual places.
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> On Thu, February 4, 2016 21:50, Pontus wrote:
> > On 02/03/2016 09:35 PM, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >> On Wed, Feb 3, 2016 at 11:09 AM, Pontus Pihlgren <pontus at update.uu.se>
> >> wrote:
> >>> I have a OS install kit with bootable floppies and I managed to get a
> >>> prompt using the "boot_unix" floppy and following the manuals that I
> >>> have.
> >>> However, not even "ls" would work from this prompt, only "cat". (You
> >>> are
> >>> supposed to enter "os_install", but I don't want to mess up the
> >>> existing
> >>> installtion.
> >> I don't have experience with Bull at all. However, I have some
> >> experience with other limited environments.
> >> Does "echo" work?
> >> If it does, you can try "echo *" as a (poor) substitute for "ls".
> >> Apologies if you already know this.
> >> HTH
> > Rather obvious, but I hadn't though of it. Thank you. Will try it next
> > time.
> > /P
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