Index of /Distributions/DEC/Jean_Huens_v7m
Name Last modified Size Description
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setup.txt 1998-04-17 05:22 40K
simh_notes.txt 2017-04-05 05:37 3.0K
spd.txt 1998-04-17 05:23 13K
tapefile1.gz 1998-04-08 12:45 6.3K
tapefile2.gz 1998-04-08 12:45 5.2K
tapefile3.gz 1998-04-08 12:45 282
tapefile4.gz 1998-04-08 12:45 7.6K
tapefile5.gz 1998-04-08 12:45 7.4K
tapefile6.gz 1998-04-08 12:49 1.4M
tapefile7.tar.gz 1998-04-08 12:52 619K
tapefile8.tar.gz 1998-04-08 13:04 2.9M
This directory contains a full copy of Unix V7M Release 2.1, as donated by
Jean Huens. His description of the tape follows:
UnixV7m was distributed by Digital Equipment on a 9 track 800 bpi
magnetic tape (at least that's what we got.)
The label on the tape read :
"UNIX/V7M RELEASE 2.1
800 BPI 10/1/81"
"The contents of this tape
are distributed to UNIX
licensees only, subject to
your software agrements with
Western Electric Co., Inc."
The tape consists of 8 files described on file 3 :
idefix$ cat tapefile3
2 copies of magtape bootstrap (2 blocks total)
The standalone bootstrap
A file to console copy program
The program mkfs
The program restor
A dump of rp0 (root file system)
Tar format dump of rp2 (/sys - system sources)
Tar format dump of rp3 (/usr - all other sources)
The tape was accompagned by a document on paper describing how to boot
the system. I do not have a copy of that document and cannot find it on
tape, so the rest is from my memory...
With the initial bootstrap the boot program was read from tape file 1.
Then you could start copy (I do not remember what copy was used for.),
mkfs, restor and with restor you could
restore the dump on tape file6 to disk.
On that root filesystem were a lot of unix systems :
(these names are extracted from the inode table on the dump in tape file 6.)
You had to select the correct system depending on your disk,
tape and processor (separate I & D or not).