[TUHS] Posted a video on installing and running v7

Marcus Clark marcus.e.clark at outlook.com
Sun Jul 23 20:15:02 AEST 2023

Thanks Will, for an interesting video on setting up and using Unix v7 in OpenSIMH.

I usually follow your blog post instructions, which are always clear and accurate, but it was nice to have a video version.

You mention different systems you have tested it on, and I can confirm it all works fine on Slackware Linux 15.0 and -current with no problems.

From: Will Senn <will.senn at gmail.com>
Sent: 16 July 2023 03:06
To: The Eunuchs Hysterical Society <tuhs at tuhs.org>
Subject: [TUHS] Posted a video on installing and running v7

Hi All,

I got some questions recently about getting v7 working, so I fired up OBS to create a video walkthrough of the install process and first steps (it's basically following my v7 note, but hey some folks dig video). The video is totally amateur hour, but it was fun. I never get tired of logging in as dmr, writing hello.c, running cc, running hello and watch the magic of

hello, world

appear on "screen".

As a reminder - the note (and thus, the video) walks the user through installing OpenSIMH (including pdp11), building a tape image, installing to disk from tape, booting off the disk, building and using a DZ-11 as a telnet listener on 16 lines, adding a user, running learn, and piddly stuff like setting baud, delays, and such. Not a lot of hand-holding, but some.

When I get around to it, I'll probably update the note to add additional test environments (I'm pretty sure it works anywhere OpenSIMH does, but some folks like to see there system or one kinda like it in the list of tested systems). I'm running LMDE5 and Debian 12 Bookworm these days, so I know they work there in addition to pretty much any Linux Mint, MX Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS, etc.

I'm still in awe of Hayle and Ritchie's Setting Up Unix - Seventh Edition as the basis of my note - 44 y.o. and counting... for holding up so well.

The blog:

The blog post:

The note blog post:


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