Research Unix v7 on the PDP-11

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Wee that was fun. I installed it from tape, so… it was a a bit more challenging. But luckily with all the SIMH & TUHS resources I was able to extract out the setup guide and step through it for the most part.

I’ve documented the steps here, and I even uploaded a tape image to sourceforge.

I’m trying to work out installing 1 BSD, as it was just a collection of userland stuff for Unix v7, however I’m having some issues with floatingpoint, but I have some hopes I can sort my way through it.

I have some hopes of being able to get a 1 BSD & 2 BSD machine up in SIMH… These are the versions that were not full operating system, just supplements to Unix v7 from what I can tell.

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What is there to tell? I've loved UNIX like things since I was first exposed to QNX in highschool (we had the Unisys ICONS!), and spent the better time of my teenage years trying to get my own UNIX... I should have bought Coherent in retrospect.. Anyways latched onto Linux in 1992, and then got some old BSD admin books and have been hooked on the VAX BSD & other big/ancient things since...!

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