Index of /Distributions/DEC/Jean_Huens_v7m

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[PARENTDIR] Parent Directory - [TXT] setup.txt 1998-04-17 05:22 40K [TXT] simh_notes.txt 2017-04-05 05:37 3.0K [TXT] spd.txt 1998-04-17 05:23 13K [   ] tapefile1.gz 1998-04-08 12:45 6.3K [   ] tapefile2.gz 1998-04-08 12:45 5.2K [   ] tapefile3.gz 1998-04-08 12:45 282 [   ] tapefile4.gz 1998-04-08 12:45 7.6K [   ] tapefile5.gz 1998-04-08 12:45 7.4K [   ] tapefile6.gz 1998-04-08 12:49 1.4M [   ] tapefile7.tar.gz 1998-04-08 12:52 619K [   ] tapefile8.tar.gz 1998-04-08 13:04 2.9M
This directory contains a full copy of Unix V7M Release 2.1, as donated by
Jean Huens. His description of the tape follows:

UnixV7m was distributed by Digital Equipment on a 9 track 800 bpi
magnetic tape (at least that's what we got.)

The label on the tape read :

   "UNIX/V7M RELEASE 2.1
    800 BPI      10/1/81"
and
   "The contents of this tape
    are distributed to UNIX
    licensees only, subject to
    your software agrements with
    Western Electric Co., Inc."


The tape consists of 8 files described on file 3 :

idefix$ cat tapefile3
 
File 1:
        2 copies of magtape bootstrap (2 blocks total)
        The standalone bootstrap
File 2:
        A file to console copy program
File 3:
        This file
File 4:
        The program mkfs
File 5:
        The program restor
File 6:
        A dump of rp0 (root file system)
File 7:
        Tar format dump of rp2 (/sys - system sources)
File 8:
        Tar format dump of rp3 (/usr - all other sources)


The tape was accompagned by a document on paper describing how to boot
the system. I do not have a copy of that document and cannot find it on
tape, so the rest is from my memory...

With the initial bootstrap the boot program was read from tape file 1.

Then you could start copy (I do not remember what copy was used for.), 
mkfs, restor and with restor you could
restore the dump on tape file6 to disk.

On that root filesystem were a lot of unix systems :
hptmunix
hptsunix  
hmhtunix 
hmtmunix
hmtsunix
rphtunix
rptmunix
rptsunix
hkhtunix
hktmunix
hktsunix
rl01htunix
rl01tmunix 
rl01tsunix
rl02htunix
rl02tmunix
rl02tsunix
u45z_id
unixold
rl02tsunix_i
hkhtunix_id
hktmunix_id
hptsunix_id
rphtunix_id
u45z_ov
unix.obg
rptmunix_id
rl02htunix_id
rl02tmunix_id
rl02tsunix_id
rptsunix_id
hktsunix_id 
hmhtunix_id
hmhtunix_i 

(these names are extracted from the inode table on the dump in tape file 6.)

You had to select the correct system depending on your disk, 
tape and processor (separate I & D or not).


					8/april/1998
					Jean.Huens@cs.kuleuven.ac.be