RL02 version of UNIX6?

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 21:20:29 CST 2017

> Just to check, you have 128KB of memory, and 2 RL02 drives, right? That
> will
> make it all really easy, if so.

I have a 1/2 populated M7891

> Like I said, I'll make you a mini-disk that will be quick to load with
> GUI11,
> with only the only files on it the few you need to be able to boot: the
> Unix
> system, /etc/init, /bin/sh, etc. Once it has booted, you can 'mount' your
> existing RL pack, and copy the Unix system over to that one, then you
> should
> be able to boot off that one.

Wow..thanks I would really love to make this work.

>         Noel
> PS: I was thinking of fixing 'mkconf' (it currently doesn't properly handle
> the /dev/tty device, etc), but whoever wrote it was really lazy! 'nswap'
> and
> 'swplo' aren't even parameterized, let alone being things you can override
> with inputs. So the dude who did the RL disk just changed the numbers for
> the
> RL - so his mkconf now doesn't work properly for RK drives! Might as well
> just
> edit c.c and l.s directly - that's what I always did! ;-)
> Anyway, I might fix it at some point, but... not for tomorrow.

understood and certainly no rush.  I have been working on this for many
years now to get to this point of understanding.  Way before my time.  I
started with IBM in 1987  as a college intern.


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