[geeks] shot in the dark - Coherent manual?
lionel4287 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 15:45:51 CDT 2009
On Jun 7, 2009, at 3:43 PM, Bill Bradford <mrbill at mrbill.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 03:36:23AM -0400, Dave Fischer wrote:
>> mrbill at mrbill.net writes:
>>> I've got installation media and a serial number, but I'm looking
>>> for a copy
>>> (scanned, physical, etc) of a manual for MWC (Mark Williams Co.)'s
>>> "Coherent" UNIX V7 clone.
>> Had one - bought that new back in... 88? 89? Had a lot of fun doing
>> graphics work in 64K code + 64K data per process...
>> Or are you talking about the 386 version? (Coherent 4.x)
> Well, I have the manual for the 286 version, but the media I have is
> the 4.x version.
> I spent last night playing with (or trying to) Coherent 4.10.x (the
> version) and SCO Xenix/386 System V 2.3.4. Unfortunately none of the
> current batch of emulators (VMWare Fusion, VirtualBox, Parallels,
> will work - they either don't provide correct floppy drive /IDE
> or blow up/hang when the OSes want to switch into protected mode.
> I can run a pre-installed Xenix image that I found (someone made it
> from an
> actual Xenix system on real hardware) but I can't install it from
> scratch -
> it won't recognize the emulated IDE/SCSI controller and thinks there
> are no
What about Virtual PC/Virtual Server from Microsoft? They run a lot of
legacy OS (Win3.1, Win95, Win98 and WinME, for example)...
> The main problem with Coherent is proper floppy drive emulation.
I assume you are doing this on a Mac; a PC-based system with an actual
floppy, either hard-wired or USB might fare better...
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