Ultrix Distribution tapes - what do they all mean?
bob at jfcl.com
Wed Nov 22 19:19:08 CST 2006
I was lucky enough to be able to borrow a box of random Ultrix TK50
distribution tapes. Unfortunately I have to give it back, but before I do
I'd like to be able do a complete Ultrix installation on some system that I
have. The printed labels on the tapes are somewhat cryptic, however -
here's a sampling of what I have
DECNET-ULTRIX V2.0 BIN
ULTRIX-32W V1.0 BIN
ULTRIX WS 1.1 UNSUPP
VAX C/ULTRIX V1.0
ULTRIX-32 V2.0 SUPPORTED
ULTRIX-32 V2.0 STAND ALONE / ULTRIX TK50 #1
ULTRIX WS V2.0 (RISC)
FORTRAN FOR RISC V1.0
ULTRIX AND UWS (VAX) UNSUPPORTED SUBSETS
ULTRIX/UWS T4.0A-1 (RISC) / SUPPORTED VOL 1
Dumb question #1 - I assume that the ones that say (VAX) are VAX, and the
ones that say (RISC) are PMAX/MIPS, but are the ones that don't specify
(e.g. "DECNET-ULTRIX V2.0" or "ULTRIX-32W V1.0 BIN") also assumed to be VAX?
What actually constitutes a complete Ultrix base system distribution? Is
it three tapes - SUPPORTED, UNSUPPORTED, and (if necessary) WORKSTATION ?
Are the SUPPORTED tapes supposed to be bootable?
Roughly what hardware is supported by the VAX versions? I would guess a
MicroVAX/VAXstation-II/2000 should work, but what about a KA650/655
(uVAX-III/III+) ? Was there any Ultrix version that ran on a
Does the DECNET version correspond to the Ultrix version (e.g. DECNET V2.0
for Ultrix V2.0)?
Probably the most important question - are there any scanned Ultrix SPDs
and/or installation instructions online anywhere? This would probably
answer all my other questions :-)
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