[TUHS] Re: 4.3 BSD version in the Unix Archive

Joseph F. Young jy99 at swbell.net
Tue Sep 30 04:50:12 AEST 2003

 From my experience, you need to have a recent release of SIMH in order to 
run 4.3BSD.  A few months ago, I managed to build "working" Quasijarus and 
Reno disk images (Quasijarus appears to work fine for me, but Reno is as 
buggy as I remember it being on real hardware).  I had to use Ultrix and 
Netbsd to do the bootstrap/install; I could not get the tape boot to work 
at all.

Here's my SIMH ini file for Quasijarus:
set cpu 32m
set cpu conhalt
set tto 7b
set tti 7b
at rom ka655.bin
at nvr nvr.bin
set rq0 ra82
at rq0 bsd43q_ra0.dsk
set rq1 ra82
at rq1 /dev/null
set rq2 ra82
at rq2 /dev/null
set rq3 ra82
at rq3 /dev/null
set tq0 locked
at tq0 BSD43Q_TAPE.tap
set dz 7b
at -m dz0 4501
at xq eth0
set lpt dis
set ts dis
set rl dis
boot cpu
Here's an example boot log for Quasijarus under SIMH:
 >>>boot dua0


loading boot

: /vmunix
327204+103384+130352 start 0x23a8
4.3 BSD Quasijarus UNIX #0: Sat Oct  2 22:15:38 CDT 1999
     msokolov at luthien:/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
real mem  = 33521664
SYSPTSIZE limits number of buffers to 80
avail mem = 31697920
using 80 buffers containing 655360 bytes of memory
MicroVAX 3000, ucode rev 6
tmscp0 at uba0 csr 174500 vec 774, ipl 15
tms0 at tmscp0 slave 0
tms1 at tmscp0 slave 1
uda0 at uba0 csr 172150 vec 770, ipl 15
uda0: version 3 model 3
uda0: DMA burst size set to 4
ra0 at uda0 slave 0: RA82, size = 1216665 sectors
ra1 at uda0 slave 1: no disk label: ra82, size = 1216665 sectors
ra2 at uda0 slave 2: no disk label: ra82, size = 1216665 sectors
ra3 at uda0 slave 3: no disk label: ra82, size = 1216665 sectors
dz0 at uba0 csr 160100 vec 300, ipl 15
dz1 at uba0 csr 160110 vec 310, ipl 15
dz2 at uba0 csr 160120 vec 320, ipl 15
dz3 at uba0 csr 160130 vec 330, ipl 15
qe0 at uba0 csr 174440 vec 764, ipl 15
qe0: delqa, hardware address 08:00:2b:aa:bb:cc
Changing root device to ra0a
WARNING: clock gained 91 days -- CHECK AND RESET THE DATE!
Automatic reboot in progress...
Mon Sep 29 08:38:03 CDT 2003
/dev/ra0a: 669 files, 5242 used, 25429 free (37 frags, 3174 blocks, 0.1% 
/dev/rra0g: 12267 files, 71408 used, 376714 free (1634 frags, 46885 blocks, 
0.4% fragmentation)
Mon Sep 29 08:43:51 CDT 2003
checking quotas: done.
starting system logger
preserving editor files
clearing /tmp

standard daemons: update cron accounting.
starting network daemons: routed named inetd printer.
Sep 29 08:44:28 simh named[66]: /etc/named.boot: No such file or directory
starting local daemons: sendmail.
Mon Sep 29 08:44:52 CDT 2003

4.3 BSD UNIX (simh.localdomain) (console)

Joseph Young
jy99 at swbell.net

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