HP-UX on HP 9000/217

Plamen Mihaylov plamenspam at afterpeople.com
Sun Sep 26 15:49:49 CDT 2021

5.1 installation diskettes from bitsavers and hpmuseum are labeled "series
300", we should try to locate the correct release (I also have 217 without


On Tue, Sep 21, 2021 at 8:06 PM Larkin Nickle via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> Hey all,
>         According to
> http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/hp/9000_200/9000-200_periphSupp_Dec89.pdf
> (see PDF page 2), it seems as if HP-UX 5.1 should work on the 9000/217.
> http://hparchive.com/Catalogs/HP-Catalog-1986.pdf also seems to confirm
> this (PDF page 71 under Series 200 Bundled Systems, it's mentioned that
> the Model 217 can run single-user HP-UX). However, there seems to be
> conflicted information based on people that I've talked to and the
> hpmuseum page with a copy of HP-UX 5.1 whether it should work at all,
> whether 5.1 is a unified release where the boot floppy should work on
> both series 200 and 300, or whether there's another boot floppy for
> series 200 which apparently has not been archived.
>         I recently obtained a Model 217 and would like to know if anyone
> has
> more info on this, the two people that I know of that have tried it get
> a hang on boot.
> Thanks,
> Larkin

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