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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
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

See you over there...

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

On Sun, 30 Dec 2001 00:48:09 GMT, "" <>

>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 <>
>>On Sat, 29 Dec 2001 22:43:09 GMT, "" <>
>>> 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 <> 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!
>Thanks for listening to me rant! :-)

Ignatios Souvatzis

Jan 9, 2002, 6:13:37 AM1/9/02
[Followup-To de.comp.sys.amiga.unix gesetzt]

In article <>,

"" <> 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:

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


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