[TUHS] Minor Milestone: Venix 86 "user mode" interpreter

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Thu Apr 12 23:22:24 AEST 2018

On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 10:52 PM, Jim Carpenter <jim at deitygraveyard.com>

> On 04/11/2018 11:30 PM, Nigel Williams wrote:
> > For the curious there is a good walk-through of Venix/86 2.1 being
> > installed here on the MESS emulator:
> >
> > https://virtuallyfun.superglobalmegacorp.com/2015/
> 08/14/venturcomm-venix86-on-messmame/
> >
> I'm the one that wrote that walk-through. The challenge was very
> frustrating because MESS didn't/doesn't allow double-density media in
> high-density drives and the images I had to work with were a mix of
> both. Also, the one bootable image supported only one floppy drive and
> had no mknod. But I did win $100 for being the first to get it to
> compile and run a certain program. Yay! Back in the day I had always
> wanted Venix so it was nice finally getting to do something with it and
> make money doing it.

Yea, in my tools directory, there's a venixp2l.c that makes the diskettes
into tarballs effectively. Though I never have figured out how to convert
the /dev entries  to proper c or b device nodes.

It was quite helpful, because this image had low.s in it, which I didn't
have yet :)

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