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.)
Has anybody succeeded installing Ultrix v4.4/4.5 for the VAX on SIMH from
DEC CD-ROM distribution?
I've been trying but when it goes to device detection it always turns
up with an empty list. I mean, the install kernel boots, detects the
virtual hard disk and the CD-ROM, the install program starts and reaches
the installation menu (options for BASIC or ADVANCED) and it's then,
when choosing any option that it does not detect any suitable install
It's been about 10 years since last I installed Ultrix on a VAX and to
be true, I can hardly remember all the details involved. It this doesn't
work, I'll try to go back to legacy tapes (if I can still find any
These opinions are mine and only mine. Hey man, I saw them first!
José R. Valverde
De nada sirve la Inteligencia Artificial cuando falta la Natural
A few weeks ago, in a fit of nostalgia, I decided to gather together
a personal copy of the various Usenet source groups as still available
at places like gatekeeper.dec.com and ftp.uu.net. The result is
a collection of six newsgroups, net.sources, and then
I removed duplicates and fixed a few other archiving goofs as well.
The result is about 700M, uncompressed. It just fits on one CD. :-)
I have made a tarball available, it's about 145M, if anyone wants it.
Only one compression format; the .gz file is almost 180M.
I once asked Brian Kernighan about style and diction. His
response was rather uncomplimentary; it's net meaning was
"don't bother with them".
As I recall, wwb was style, diction, maybe one or two other
related programs, and the ditroff suite: troff, tbl, eqn, pic,
and various macro packages. For the troff stuff, you're
better off with groff, anyway.
> From: "Steve Simon" <steve(a)quintile.net>
> Date: Mon, 8 Nov 2004 06:44:52 0000
> To: tuhs(a)minnie.tuhs.org
> Anyone know the status of the writers workbench (WWB)
> which was a seperate package even in System III days
> I think.
> I know about style and diction which was shipped with BSD4.1
> which (again wooly memory) was an early subset of the
> whole wwb package.
> I was hoping to compile it up and use it to help me
> improve my written English!
Anyone know the status of the writers workbench (WWB)
which was a seperate package even in System III days
I know about style and diction which was shipped with BSD4.1
which (again wooly memory) was an early subset of the
whole wwb package.
I was hoping to compile it up and use it to help me
improve my written English!