[rescue] WTB: 3B2

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Mon Jan 26 15:17:00 CST 2015

On 01/23/2015 12:08 AM, Josh Dersch wrote:
>>> I got my /600 running off of a SCSI2SD board (
>>> http://www.codesrc.com/mediawiki/index.php?title=SCSI2SD) fairly recently,
>>> which makes it easier to keep running. (I've had terrible luck with the
>>> Seagate/CDC/Imprimis Wren drives dying on me, and the UNIX installer is
>>> pretty picky about what drives it will support.)  If anyone wants an image
>>> of a fairly complete SysV R3.2.2 install let me know.  (Saves the time of
>>> installing from floppy or rebuilding a QIC drive to do a tape install...)
>>    I would very much like a copy of that, thanks!  Can you put it up
>> somewhere?
> Sure, grab it from: 
> http://yahozna.dyndns.org/computers/software/3b2/hdimage/

  Grabbed.  Thanks!

> It started as an image of a working Seagate 94171-350 (a 350MB disk) 
> containing a complete AT&T System V Release 3.2.2 installation that I 
> inherited with a small pile of 3B2 parts awhile back.  I cleaned up the 
> personal data and other garbage off of it so it's a pretty good starting 
> point, though it still has some extra software installed.  The image 
> should have the root password cleared (if not it's pretty easy to go in 
> and modify it with your favorite hex editor).
> You can either write it out to a similar drive, or use it in a SCSI2SD 
> with the device's block count limited to the size of the image.  You'll 
> also want to set the SCSI2D's Vendor and Product ID to match the 
> original drive, to make AT&T UNIX happy.  (I have these strings written 
> down somewhere but I cannot find them... if anyone needs them I'm sure 
> I'll come across them eventually...)

  Ok.  I don't have a SCSI2SD yet, but I do have a 94171-350, so I will
probably end up dding it to that initially.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ/3
New Kensington, PA

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