I've assembled some notes from old manuals and other sources
on the formats used for on-disk file systems through the
Additional notes, comments on style, and whatnot are welcome.
(It may be sensible to send anything in the last two categories
directly to me, rather than to the whole list.)
I hope someone can put this machine to good use.
I'd pursue it myself but I live in Portland, OR.
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From: matuscak(a)rohrer.com (Joe Matuscak)
Subject: PDP-11/83 looking for good home
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We have a PDP-11/83 system (BA123 worldbox, 2 DHQ11, RD54, TK50, LA120,
LA324) that is looking for a home. It's running MicroRSTS and is working.
We are located in northeast Ohio. Call or email me.
717 Seville Road
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281
An interesting article on the early versions of Unix can be found online at:
The arrtcle, which is an slightly updated version originally published in
Microsystems in 1984, is titled:
A History of UNIX Before Berkeley: UNIX® Evolution, 1975-1984
by Ian F. Darwin and Geoffrey Collyer
In article by Robert Harker, 408-295-9432:
> I just joined the pups-digest mailing list which seemed to be PDP-11
> oriented. Is there a different mailing list for the The Unix Heritage
> And yes, I do have the original SunOS 2.x, 3.x, and 4.x software
> (and maybe 1.x also). As I tell friends, "There is a Sun 100u in the
> Smithsonian, but mine is older"
> Thanks in advance
Hi Robert, the name is a legacy thing, feel free to talk about old Suns.
If you have the old software, and we can clear things with Sun, then
we could get it added into the archive here.
There was a German web site which had Sun's assent to put some old SunOS
versions up on the web. My email from Robert D. Keys
Try the http://doener.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/ site, and it is explained
there. The guy actually got Sun to OK it, as far as I know, but
I have no idea of the exact legalese involved, but memory tells
me it was Sun Germany that gave the go-ahead on it.
The site may have moved to http://sun3arc.krupp.net, since I was
thinking a move was in progress a couple of months back.
I think I got to it via a link from www.sunhelp.com or www.sunfreeware.com.
Hope this helps,
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