MIPS-ultrix-> NetBSD install? POST Y2K

MIPS-ultrix-> NetBSD install? POST Y2K

Post by k » Wed, 26 Jan 2000 04:00:00



Hi, I have a dead (TM) ultrix box on my hands.
Specifically, this box was never patched with the necessary
Y2K-compliant date functions; it lived through December, but
is now completely non compos mentis. (Will not complete its
boot sequence).

Any pointers on tricks I could use to boot this box (from
another machine- or from- god forbid- a tape drive)... into NetBSD
or into a NetBSD install?

And a happy thought for all: if the world's vital systems all ran
on unpatched Ultrix 4.2, Y2K *would* have been somewhat of a
bigger deal.

Any thoughts, suggestions appreciated-

K. B. Russell
Programmer/ Analyst, Oberlin College Development Resources

ignore, override, become

 
 
 

MIPS-ultrix-> NetBSD install? POST Y2K

Post by Rado Faleti » Fri, 28 Jan 2000 04:00:00


Do you have access to a Linux or other NetBSD box, or another working
Ultrix machine? I connected an external HDD to another machine, and
followed the install instructions as per putting a bootable kernel onto
that HDD. Then I moved the external HDD to my Ultrix machine and booted
from this HDD rather than the internal one. Simple.

> Hi, I have a dead (TM) ultrix box on my hands.
> Specifically, this box was never patched with the necessary
> Y2K-compliant date functions; it lived through December, but
> is now completely non compos mentis. (Will not complete its
> boot sequence).

> Any pointers on tricks I could use to boot this box (from
> another machine- or from- god forbid- a tape drive)... into NetBSD
> or into a NetBSD install?

> And a happy thought for all: if the world's vital systems all ran
> on unpatched Ultrix 4.2, Y2K *would* have been somewhat of a
> bigger deal.

> Any thoughts, suggestions appreciated-

> K. B. Russell
> Programmer/ Analyst, Oberlin College Development Resources

> ignore, override, become

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1. MIPS-ultrix-> freeBSD install? POST Y2K

Hi, I have a dead (TM) ultrix box on my hands.
Specifically, this box was never patched with the necessary
Y2K-compliant date functions; it lived through December, but
is now completely non compos mentis. (Will not complete its
boot sequence).

Any pointers on tricks I could use to boot this box (from
another machine- or from- god forbid- a tape drive)... into FreeBSD
or into a FreeBSD install?

And a happy thought for all: if the world's vital systems all ran
on unpatched Ultrix 4.2, Y2K *would* have been somewhat of a
bigger deal.

Any thoughts, suggestions appreciated-

K. B. Russell
Programmer/ Analyst, Oberlin College Development Resources

ignore, override, become

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