REQ: Commodore's Unix for Amiga - Called Amix - Read inside... NEW Amiga UNIX Site...

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Dec 30, 2001, 4:38:35 AM12/30/01
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Ok, I tried to create the floppies with transdisk but it takes about
an hour to re-create them back onto a floppy. The recreated Boot disk
will not boot so I must be doing something wrong.

I have not install Amiga UNIX since it needs disk 2 needs to be
unprotected and at this point I don't want to take any chances and
loose the only copy I have. I will install it once I figure out how
make the extra copies of the floppies. I feel like I am in the
chicken and the egg situation!

Meanwhile, I create a quick site where we can continue with the
discussion of this project, it is now open for anyone. Please join me
at:

http://communities.msn.com/AmigaUNIX

See you over there...

By the way, Pentad your idea is GREAT! (see below)

On Sun, 30 Dec 2001 00:48:09 GMT, "no...@home.com" <no...@home.com>
wrote:

>Got it... I will start by creating a copy of the disks. I have three:
>
>Amiga Unix Installation Disk 1 (3000UX Boot)
>Amiga Unix Installation Disk 2 (Root File System)
>Amiga Unix Path Disk 1-2A
>
>I will setup the amiga and install Amiga Unix tonight. That way I
>make sure everything is ok. Once I do that, I will make images of the
>disk and post them here.
>
>
>On Sat, 29 Dec 2001 23:25:50 GMT, jqa <pocki...@mailexpire.com>
>wrote:
>
>>On Sat, 29 Dec 2001 22:43:09 GMT, "no...@home.com" <no...@home.com>
>>wrote:
>>> I can install AMIX back (including the tape drive) onto the Amiga,
>>> but I will then need to figure out how to make a copy of the tape
>>> to a partition on the hard disk and then create an file image. My
>>> first attempt will be so that we could restore that image back to
>>> tape and test the installation again.
>>
>>The install disks can be read to adf files with "transdisk" included
>>with WinUAE. I've attached it to this message.
>>
>>The tape is trickier. I wonder if there's some Amiga utility that
>>creates raw disk images (like transdisk) that can be used on the tape
>>device. dd in Linux would create a raw image of the tape nicely, but
>>it doesn't sound like you have that ability.
>>
>>Assuming the tape drive is accessible as a regular old AmigaDOS device
>>once Amix is installed, you would just:
>>
>>copy ALL CLONE TheTapeDevice:#? HardDrive:TapeBackup/
>>
>>I think it's important to get a carbon copy image (byte by byte) of
>>the tape rather than just preserving the files and directory
>>structure. But, the latter is better than nothing. Maybe someone in
>>comp.sys.amiga.* can recommend a way to get a clean image of the tape
>>for backup.


On Thu, 27 Dec 2001 22:06:56 -0500, Pentad <m...@here.com> wrote:

>With all the folks posting Amiga stuff I didn't know if anybody had
>AMIX (Commodore's Unix for the Amiga 3000,3000UX, 3000T, and 2000's
>w/2620 & 2630 cards)? Not so much that I would like to play with it
>(again) but that I think it should be in the TOSEC archives because
>I'm afraid it will get lost forever as people/universities dump their
>Amigas. I'm sure not many folks optioned for AMIX so as these
>machines fade away so does the hope of archiving this before its gone
>forever. This is apart of our history and I wouldn't like to see it
>die without SOMEBODY getting a copy of it to preserve it.
>
>There is more info here at this site including a brochure on AMIX!
>http://www.mmhart.com/amiga.htm
>
>
>Thanks for listening to me rant! :-)
>
>
>---

Ignatios Souvatzis

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Jan 9, 2002, 6:13:37 AM1/9/02
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In article <c4ot2uge1ac9bsptd...@4ax.com>,


"no...@home.com" <no...@home.com> writes:

> Meanwhile, I create a quick site where we can continue with the
> discussion of this project, it is now open for anyone. Please join me
> at:
>
> http://communities.msn.com/AmigaUNIX

Schlechte Idee. Je mehr Diskussion auf irgendwelchen osbkuren Webforen
stattfindet, desto unbrauchbarer werden die Newsgroups.

Tschoe,
-is

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