[TUHS] H.J. Lu Bootable Root & Base System disks

Jason Stevens jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Tue May 18 11:33:46 AEST 2021

I helped a bit sourcing stuff for oldlinux.org


Although I don’t get any replies from Jiong anymore.

As always shovelware CD-ROM’s are the best place to find these old things, and newer CD’s get added all the time to archive.org.

The problem is that many are not indexed, so you have to download and trawl yourself…

I’ve been looking for early NetBSD (again) and I was given the following CD’s to check out:


There was a bit of bleed between the early BSD and Linux on shareware stuff, along with hidden distros of SLS.

Like this one from late ‘92

From: Grant Taylor via TUHS
Sent: Thursday, July 16, 2020 12:18 PM
To: The Unix Heritage Society
Subject: [TUHS] H.J. Lu Bootable Root & Base System disks

Is it okay for me to ask a question about Linux that's from '91~'92?

Does anyone happen to have copies of H.J. Lu's Bootable Root and the 
associated Linux Base System disk images from the early '90s?

I've managed to find a copy of 0.98.pl5-31 bootable root disk.  But I 
can't find any base disks to go along with it.

The files used to be on tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/GCC in rootdisk and 
basedisk subdirectories.

Unfortunately all of the mirrors I'm finding of tsx-11 are newer, have 
the basedisk directories, but no image files there in.

Grant. . . .
unix || die

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