[TUHS] forgotten versions

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Sun Jun 19 03:18:55 AEST 2022

Are these systems bootable? I see all the source, but recall previous
about how bootstrapping them was tricky, or at least involved a large
number of
steps, each of which wasn't bad, but the whole path wasn't well mapped out.
For V[67] we at least have boot tapes from back in the day, and V5 has a
disk image...


On Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 10:58 AM Clem Cole <clemc at ccc.com> wrote:

> TUHS Source Archive BTL Research Distributions
> <https://streaklinks.com/BF0jaowo6HdJanOkuwoN8MED/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tuhs.org%2FArchive%2FDistributions%2FResearch%2F>
> you should find them all.
> On Sat, Jun 18, 2022 at 1:13 AM Adam Thornton <athornton at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Could users outside Bell Labs actually get their hands on post-v7
>> Research Unixes?
>> It was always my impression that The Thing You Could Get From The Phone
>> Company, after v7, was System III or System V.  Obviously it's not
>> surprising that Research Unix features from later versions ended up in
>> SysV, but did anyone actually learn about them from v8-v10, or just by way
>> of SysV ?
>> Was there some (legal) mechanism for the post-v7 Unixes to get out into
>> people's hands?
>> Adam
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