[TUHS] vi in v7
dave at horsfall.org
Sat Aug 1 17:54:34 AEST 2020
On Sat, 25 Jul 2020, Warner Losh wrote:
> Weren't V5/6/7/etc distributed as bootable tapes? Set the switch
> register to point to the tape instead of the disk...
> Yes. They were. We have V6 and V7 tapes (and a V5 disk image). Likely
> earlier versions likely did too. What I'd meant was that 2.8BSD is the
> first 2BSD that had a bootable tape.
Ah, my mistake.
I think the loader also read just the first block, so woe betide you if
you used a labelled tape...
If I recall, VOL1, HDR1, etc.
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