Installing SYSTEM III; stuck!
SHOPPA at trailing-edge.com
Sun Jun 25 11:18:02 AEST 2000
OK, I think I'm figuring out how to install Unix System III on a
11/45. In particular, I mount the first tape on a MT tape drive, get
a RP04 up and spinning, and boot from tape:
UNIX tape boot loader
UNIX -- Initial Load: Tape-to-Disk
The type of disk drive on which the Root file system will reside,
as well as the type of tape drive that will be used for Tape 1
must be specified below.
Answer the questions with a 'y' or 'n' followed by
a carriage return or line feed.
There is no type-ahead -- wait for the question to complete.
The character '@' will kill the entire line,
while the character '#' will erase the last character typed.
RP03 at address 176710?: n
RP04/5/6 at address 176700?: y
Drive number (0-7)?: 0
Disk drive 0 selected.
Mount a formatted pack on drive 0.
TU10/TM11 at address 172520?: y
Drive number (0-7)?: 0
Tape drive 0 selected.
The tape on drive 0 will be read from the current position
at 800bpi, 5120 characters (10 blocks) per record,
and written onto the pack on drive 0 starting at block 0.
Size of filesystem to be copied is 6000 blocks.
What is the pack volume label? (e.g. p0001): p0001
The pack will be labelled p0001.
The boot block for your type of disk drive will now be installed.
The file system copy is now complete.
To boot the basic unix for your disk and tape drives
as indicated above, mount this pack on drive 0
and read in the boot block (block 0) using
whatever means you have available; see romboot(8), 70boot(8).
Then boot the program unixhptm using diskboot(8).
The system will initially come up single-user; see init(8).
If you have an upper case only console terminal,
you must execute: stty lcase; see stty(1).
After UNIX is up, link the file unixhptm to unix using ln(1).
# ln /unixhptm /unix
Set the date(1).
The tape will now be rewound.
[Now I boot from the RP04]:
real mem = 253952 bytes
avail mem = 187584 bytes
# ls -l
drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 32 Feb 15 1979 bck
drwxrwxr-x 2 bin bin 1312 Dec 15 1981 bin
drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 528 Dec 15 1981 dev
drwxr-xr-x 3 root sys 1056 Oct 26 14:57 etc
drwxrwxr-x 2 bin bin 272 Dec 15 1981 lib
drwxrwxrwx 2 bin bin 32 May 31 1980 lost+found
drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 32 Feb 15 1979 mnt
drwxrwxr-x 3 bin bin 368 Dec 15 1981 stand
-rwxrwxr-x 1 sys sys 51382 Nov 9 1982 unixhpht
-rwxrwxr-x 1 sys sys 50778 Sep 3 1980 unixhptm
-rwxrwxr-x 1 sys sys 49380 Sep 3 1980 unixrkht
-rwxrwxr-x 1 sys sys 48782 Sep 3 1980 unixrktm
-rwxrwxr-x 1 sys sys 50172 Sep 3 1980 unixrlht
-rwxrwxr-x 1 sys sys 49574 Sep 3 1980 unixrltm
-rwxrwxr-x 1 sys sys 49704 Sep 3 1980 unixrpht
-rwxrwxr-x 1 sys sys 49106 Sep 3 1980 unixrptm
drwxr-xr-x 2 sys sys 32 Aug 19 08:46 usr
But what do I do next? There's a bunch of 5120-byte-record files still
on the tape, and the "/bin" on the root filesystem doesn't have "tar" or
"restor". It *does* have cpio, and I think that's what I want to use. So
what's the next step?
Tim Shoppa Email: shoppa at trailing-edge.com
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