Installing Ultrix 4.4 on a DECstation 5000 Model 240
binarydinosaurs at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 15:21:52 CST 2010
On 17 November 2010 19:51, Rob Jarratt <robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> I am trying to install Ultrix on to this machine and it is failing very
> early in the process. It is failing at the stage of detecting the disks with
> an "invalid block size" error.
>From what I remember you need to re-disklabel the drives with an a
(root), b (swap) and another free partition (g,h) for usr etc.
Data disks were normally the c partition (entire disk). I also
remember much fun with the bc command (basic calculator) to work out
my partition sizes and layout and disklabel -er to edit, something
like 32mb for a, RAM size * 1.5 for b and g or h being the rest of the
disk. After that the install was automatic. Also remember I've not
done this since 1996 or thereabouts :)
My NetBSD knowledge is limited to a single install on a VAX3100 a
looooong time ago.
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