Anyone interested in some infos about installing Xenix itself, installing development system, VP/IX and TCP/IP ?

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Peter Dassow

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Jul 15, 2014, 2:21:50 AM7/15/14
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And btw. is this newsgroup dead ?

John McCue

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Jul 15, 2014, 5:49:52 PM7/15/14
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Peter Dassow <z8...@arcor.de> wrote:
> And btw. is this newsgroup dead ?

I would say yes, I would be surprised if Xenix is even year 2000
compatible. I had access to other no-longer supported UN*X systems
when they were current and those systems were not 2000 comtatible
in 1995.

By Year 2000 *comtatible* I mean on boot you could not boot to a
date after Jan 1, 2000. I had to write a special boot startup prog
to allow that.

John

Peter Dassow

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Jul 16, 2014, 5:37:45 PM7/16/14
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On 15.07.2014 23:49, John McCue wrote:
> [...] I would be surprised if Xenix is even year 2000
> compatible. I had access to other no-longer supported UN*X systems
> when they were current and those systems were not 2000 comtatible
> in 1995.
>
> By Year 2000 *compatible* I mean on boot you could not boot to a
> date after Jan 1, 2000. I had to write a special boot startup prog
> to allow that.
>

Not sure what you liked to say. There is a Year 2K patch for Xenix 2.3.4
available (see at the end of Part 1 of my "Xenix installation blog entry
series").
You can found them all at http://www.z80.eu/blog/index.php

Regards Peter

John McCue

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Jul 16, 2014, 8:32:55 PM7/16/14
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Peter Dassow <z8...@arcor.de> wrote:
> On 15.07.2014 23:49, John McCue wrote:
<snip>
> Not sure what you liked to say. There is a Year 2K patch for Xenix 2.3.4
> available (see at the end of Part 1 of my "Xenix installation blog entry
> series").
> You can found them all at http://www.z80.eu/blog/index.php
>
> Regards Peter

Interesting, did not know that, I stand corrected.
I had to return my Xenix copy when I moved to another
company in 1994.

At least there is some activity here,
so not quite dead :)

John

Jason Stevens

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Jun 17, 2015, 11:23:06 PM6/17/15
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In article <53c4c87f$0$6654$9b4e...@newsspool3.arcor-online.net>,
z8...@arcor.de says...
>And btw. is this newsgroup dead ?

I did a blog post about it ages ago. I started a DOOM port, but kind of
lost interest as doing the graphics was going to be a MAJOR PITA, and I
didn't see the DOOM on Xenix thing being all that big of a deal.

I guess the same goes for Quake or QuakeWorld.

With MESS you can emulate a 386 or 486 along with one of the network
cards that Xenix actually supports, the 3c503 adapter.

http://virtuallyfun.superglobalmegacorp.com/2013/12/09/virtual-xenix-
the-internet/

Oddly enough I had issues keeping a real Pentium based machine online for
more than a couple of days, just like the emulated system.

Peter Dassow

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Jul 7, 2015, 4:37:27 PM7/7/15
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Yeah, I am a visitor of the blog since years.
Instead of using MESS64, I was just using a DOS based sector-by-sector
backup tool and VMPlayer. And yes, even network is still running, too.

See http://www.z80.eu/blog/index.php?entry=entry150604-180000

Regards
Peter

Jason Stevens

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Aug 29, 2015, 2:07:26 AM8/29/15
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Peter Dassow <z8...@arcor.de> wrote in article
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Wow that's pretty cool!

I forgot, but a few years ago I helped some city government move their
xenix to virtual so one person could log into it, and print some reports
and crap.

I'm pretty sure it's still alivle in weird places.

Probably on MFM disks too.
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