[TUHS] Other operating systems on the PDP-11

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Mon Jul 8 12:59:34 AEST 2002

On Sunday,  7 July 2002 at 22:53:46 -0400, Gregg C Levine wrote:
> Hello from Gregg C Levine
> I've got a question for those of you, who work more in that field then I.Has
> anyone successfully gotten, say, NetBSD, or anything along the lines of the
> 4.4 series to run on a PDP-11? Granted I don't think it would work there,
> because of the way its hardware was constructed. Or for that matter, say
> Linux? Since the Simh collection builds easily on Linux, I was thinking that
> it would be relatively simple to do so.

The big issue is address space.  It's difficult enough shoehorning
2.11BSD onto the PDP-11.  It's well-nigh impossible to retrofit 32 bit
operating systems.  But Steven M. Schulz will doubtless give you a
better explanation.

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