[TUHS] 4.4BSD installed image or login shell?

Tim Newsham tim.newsham at gmail.com
Fri Apr 20 05:22:58 AEST 2012

perhaps after doing netbsd -> 44bsd you should have done another
44bsd bootstrapped -> 44bsd native  install.

On Thu, Apr 19, 2012 at 8:54 AM, Jochen Kunz <jkunz at unixag-kl.fh-kl.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Apr 2012 16:08:56 -0500 (CDT)
> "Jeremy C. Reed" <reed at reedmedia.net> wrote:
>> Does anyone have installation instructions (with binary distribution) or
>> a ready-to-use image for an historical 4.4BSD (encumbered or -Lite plus
>> needed parts or -Lite2) with gxemul, tme, or other emulator?
> I can't remember exactely. Its been some years, but I did somthing like
> the folowing to get 4.4BSD-Lite on a HP9000-433t instaled:
> Boot NetBSD diskless. (Must have been in the 1.4 to 1.6 days.)
> disklabel sd0
> newfs /dev/rsd0a
> mount /dev/sd0a /mnt
> cd /mnt
> tar xzf /nfsroot/4.4BSD-dist.tar.gz
> /mnt/usr/mdec/installboot or somthing like this.
> I.e. basicly I did a complete manual OS install using NetBSD as the
> install environement and 4.4BSD as the distribution source.
> Maybe I used something like
> http://unix-archive.pdp11.org.ru/4BSD/Distributions/4.4BSD-Alpha/rootdump.gz
> as the initial disk contence. Can't remember.
> The resulting disk was bootable, but the old 4.4BSD gradualy damaged
> the file system due to differences in the NetBSD ffs or disklabel
> layout. But it did run long enough to do about the same procedure as
> above to a second disk. As that disk was completely instaled with the
> old 4.4BSD stuff it did run well and without problems.
> --
> \end{Jochen}
> \ref{http://www.unixag-kl.fh-kl.de/~jkunz/}
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