UNIX for PDP-11: moving on to media

Warren Toomey wkt at henry.cs.adfa.oz.au
Thu Sep 11 14:49:53 AEST 1997

In article by Allison J Parent:
> <See the petition hyperlinked on http://minnie.cs.adfa.oz.au/PUPS/
> I've done the petition.
> <Hopefully (soon) you will be able to buy one from SCO for about US$100.
> <You can get the binaries for v6 and v7, see Bob Supnik's PDP-11 emulator
> <on the same web page.
> I also know of the binaries for v6 and v7 at several sites for emulator use.
> What is unclear is how to get those binaries onto a real PDP-11 such as my 
> 11/73 and if the devices I have are even supported.

Sorry for the misunderstanding Allison!

Actually, that's a very good question. As I'm not a hardware person, I'll
pass this over to the other PUPS mailing list members. If/when SCO start
selling licenses & we make CD-ROMs or FTP sites available, this question
is going to come up an awful lot:

Question 1

How do I get a Unix distribution onto:

	- a tape, because I have a tape drive

	- a disk drive, as I don't have a tape drive

assuming I [ have RT-11/ RSX / no operating system ] on the PDP-11 already.

Question 2

I have [ this particular CPU and this list of other peripherals ].
What version(s) of Unix can I run on this PDP-11?

Can anybody help out with answers to Question 1? Bits & pieces of Question 2
are answered on the PUPS web pages, but they need expanding.

Thanks in advance for any information, and any programs (boot code etc)
that I can add in to the PUPS archive!!


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