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dg/ux on intel

Unread postby kokoboi » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:32 am

I'm trying to install DG/UX4.11 on intel...
When booting from floppy on old pentium 2 with scsi controller - AIC7880 chip, which should be supported, the process transfer me directly to "Boot command:" prompt:

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DG/UX System Release R4.11MU04 Bootstrap
Boot Command:

To boot from the CDROM I need to know the hardware device configuration or if they are detected by installer. Something like this(I found it from google):

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scsi controller :
- adaptec 29160
- Bus          : 0
- device no.   : 9
- func no      : 0
- vendor id    : 9005
- device id    : 0080
- irq          : 5
- i/o          : B800h
- host id      : 7
- boot scsi id : 0
- boot lun     : 0
- scsi id      : 0 - HDD
- scsi id      : 6 - CD-ROM

I know there is no SMC available, but is there any command to invoke it?
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Re: dg/ux on intel

Unread postby tingo » Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:00 pm

Do trying things like '?', 'h' or 'help' at the boot command give any hints?
(I've never tried DG/UX)
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Re: dg/ux on intel

Unread postby kokoboi » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:04 am

I've tried all letters, but nothing :?
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Re: dg/ux on intel

Unread postby tingo » Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:35 pm

What if you try "boot", "boot -v", "boot -s" - do you get anything, even an error message?
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Re: dg/ux on intel

Unread postby kokoboi » Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:57 pm

Always this error:

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*** ERROR: No device specifications found in boot command
*** ERROR: Invalid boot command line
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Re: dg/ux on intel

Unread postby Black Cardinal » Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:50 pm

A quick Google search for "DG/UX boot parameters" led me to

http://www.linuxmisc.com/14-unix-administering/4b7883b9fe7786ed.htm (forum post about boot command)

And

http://www.cilinder.be/docs/dgaviion/aviion9500.pdf (Aviion 9500 series user manual, look in chapter 3)

I don't know squat about Data General stuff so I have no idea if any of it is helpful, but I was curious.
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Re: dg/ux on intel

Unread postby smj » Wed Nov 20, 2013 12:04 pm

I've used DG/UX on AViiON, but never saw it on Intel. Not sure if their bootloader bore any resemblance to AViiON PROM commands...

However Prior to the advent of SVR4-derived DG/UX, I know they remarketed Interactive UNIX for the 386. I wouldn't bet money on this, but depending on the age of what the OP is working with perhaps it's relabeled Interactive?
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Re: dg/ux on intel

Unread postby foetz » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:16 pm

hmm intel dg/ux is news to me, too. wouldn't mind taking it on a ride in a vm tho :-)

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Re: dg/ux on intel

Unread postby kokoboi » Sun May 07, 2017 1:29 pm

While rearranging the stuff, I have found an old 486 system. First you should have to disable USB,IDE controller, AGP adapter, onboard ethernet etc... and use a PCI vga adapter(cirrus gd54xx seems to be supported) if you would like to use graphical env. The only supported ethernet controller is Digital DE500
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