Installing SYSTEM III; stuck!

Tim Shoppa SHOPPA at
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.
Ready?: y

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.

Ready?: y
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).
Normally:  #0=unixhptm

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).

Good Luck!

The tape will now be rewound.

[Now I boot from the RP04]:


UNIX/3.0.1: unixhptm
real mem = 253952 bytes
avail mem = 187584 bytes
# ls -l
total 805
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
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