[pups] Making disk images and Ultrix-32

Bill Gunshannon bill at cs.scranton.edu
Sat Feb 17 06:54:00 AEST 2001

On Sat, 17 Feb 2001, Warren Toomey wrote:

> In article by Bill Gunshannon:
> > Two questions/observations. 
> > 
> > The first is only tangentially on topic, but loosely related to
> > my recent attempts to revive Ultrix-11.  Is there anywhere that
> > is, or is interested in, archiving versions of Ultrix-32 for the
> > VAX??  I would hate to see these become as scarce as Ultrix-11 
> > was.  We almost lost that one.  I have numerous TK50's of Ultrix-32
> > software some of which actually loads.
> Ultrix-32 isn't covered by the SCO license (well, they didn't create it),
> and we haven't obtained a release from DEC/Compaq, unlike Ultrix-11. So
> while hidden away in the Archive are various versions of Ultrix-32, I
> cannot make them available.

OK, I didn't know.  I had thought that Ultrix-32 was also derived from
32V, but maybe not. I'll have to hold onto my tapes a little longer.

> Does anybody have contacts inside Compaq so we could persue a release?

Hmmmm.  I wonder if anyone on comp.os.vms might know??

> > How does one go about creating a .dsk image from a real device??
> Use dd in single-user mode and dump it to a tape :-) That's all.

To a tape??  What about just dumping it to a file on another disk??

> > And on a further note, if I made a .dsk of the
> > RA81 I currently have Ultrix-11 running from, are there any of the
> > emulators that would be able to use this??  If so, I would be glad
> > to clean it up and send it to Warren for the archive.
> > bill
> Yes please!

Which emulator might I be able to test this out on??  Or do I need to
find something other than an RA81 to dump??


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