Re: Minix for the old C= PCs

From: Ethan Dicks <>
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 15:55:59 -0400
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On Fri, Oct 16, 2015 at 3:42 PM,  <> wrote:
> Hallo allemaal,
> I liked that idea: running Minix on an old C= PC. Anyway, for anyone
> interested as well, I found this link:

Nice find.

I've recently (before this thread) been re-reading "Operating Systems:
Design and Implementation" because I need to know more about the
insides of things.  It's still packed full of great stuff!

> Strange thing: the directories 1.1 and 1.2 contain directories with
> floppy images. The later ones don't.

Did 1.5 and later grow too large to work on a floppy-only machine?

> So I wondered, does this you
> mean have to compile your own executables from then on?

I would think that's what it means.

> Before I can find out my self, I have to figure out how to turn
> those images into real floppies. I completely forgot that last
> summer my "image server", an old Compaq ???whatever???, brooke down.
> OK, another challenge for the weekend :)

That reminds me, I need to fix my "imaging machine" - a 486 DOS PC
with 5.25" and 3.5" and a NIC.  Unfortunately for me, the last time I
was messing around with it, I caused a short and blew out the VLB disk
controller.  I have a spare.  I just need to spend some time fiddling
with it.

Mostly, I've been reading/writing CBM and Apple floppies, so I've been
using my ZoomFloppy and trying to get ADTpro to work (I'm borrowing a
KryoFlux that should arrive today).

And for as many times as I've read the book, I never have set up MINIX
from scratch.  I should do that at least once.  I even paid for the
Amiga floppies when Prentice Hall discontinued them, but I never tried
to get Amiga MINIX working either.  :-/


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