[TUHS] RE: Porting Unix v6 to i386

Warren Toomey wkt at minnie.tuhs.org
Fri Aug 23 09:56:03 AEST 2002

In article by Peter Jeremy:
> On 2002-Aug-22 14:52:23 -0600, russ <russell283 at attbi.com> wrote:
> >It seems as though there was considerable interest in Porting  Unix v6 to
> >i386 some months ago.

Firstly, see http://www.tuhs.org/Archive/Other/V6on286/
for someone who has already done this.

Then see http://www.tuhs.org/Archive/Applications/Portable_CC/
for ports of pcc to 8086 and 80286. Note that these are now
covered by Caldera's BSD-style Ancient UNIX license.

> I've been mulling over something like this for some time.  I haven't
> actually gotten very far because:
> 1) I hadn't found an open-source, 16-bit x86 C compiler that could run
>    in 64K+64K.  It looks like there may be some suitable candidates now.

pcc? What about Bruce Evan's bcc? If the planned architecture is a 286,
what about C68?

> 2) My planned target system succumbed to old age.  (The HDD failed and
>    the bios only provides a choice of specific 80 or 120MB sizes).
> Peter


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