ultrix on simh
richardlynch3 at tx.rr.com
Wed Jul 23 20:44:41 CDT 2008
On 7/23/08 7:09 AM, "Tom Manos" <tommytune123 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm running Ultrix V2 on Simh quite happily today and have a couple of goals
> I don't know how to accomplish. I'm hoping someone here can help.
> First, the tape I installed from created two very small virtual disks and
> filesystems on rl00 and rl01. I would like to be able to create a third
> virtual disk with more space so I could actually get some work done. Does
> anyone know how to create and mount a new filesystem on a new virtual image
> under simh/ultrix?
> Second, I would maybe like to upgrade to Ultrix 3.1, maybe on a vax if it is
> supported. Is there a howto for doing so under simh, including where to find
> a good boot tape?
> Third, I would like to find and install the online manuals, which were
> missing from my distribution. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find
> them. Are they available online, or does someone have a set they can tar up
> and share?
> I'm pretty UNIX savvy, but I really started getting deeply interested and
> involved in the SYSVR2 days. My experience with DEC hardware and software
> from an administrator's position is nonexistent, but I really want to learn.
> Someday I would actually like to have a microvax running UNIX here to play
> with. But that's another story.
> Thanks in advance for any wisdom you can impart.
I have an image of an Ultrix V3.1 upgrade tape I can send if you want to try
it. You should be able to mount it as a tape in the simh vax emulator and
boot it. If you want to go a little further, I also have V4.x images.
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