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Author Topic: Two versions of Xenix on Bitsavers? Which one to start with?  (Read 416 times)

Todd

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Two versions of Xenix on Bitsavers? Which one to start with?
« on: October 19, 2020, 09:16:01 am »

Hi,

(Forgive me if this is obvious, I did some searches and could not find an answer).

I am going to give a try to install Xenix on my 2/5. There are two version on Bitsavers and two boot disks:

http://www.bitsavers.org/bits/Apple/Lisa/xenix_3.0_rel1.0/

and

http://www.bitsavers.org/bits/Apple/Lisa/xenix_3.0_rel1.0/Xenix_3.0_rel_1_%2340067/



1. Which one do you suggest I start with?
2. What is the difference between the two?

Many Thanks,

Todd

PS - I am new to the list, please forgive ignorant questions.
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Re: Two versions of Xenix on Bitsavers? Which one to start with?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2020, 10:19:44 am »

If you're using a real ProFile or Widget drive, use either XenixBoot.dc42 or boot.dc42. If you're using an X/ProFile emulator, use the Patched disk.
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Re: Two versions of Xenix on Bitsavers? Which one to start with?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2020, 10:21:37 am »

I am going to give a try to install Xenix on my 2/5. There are two version on Bitsavers and two boot disks:

http://www.bitsavers.org/bits/Apple/Lisa/xenix_3.0_rel1.0/

and

http://www.bitsavers.org/bits/Apple/Lisa/xenix_3.0_rel1.0/Xenix_3.0_rel_1_%2340067/

1. Which one do you suggest I start with?
2. What is the difference between the two?

I think they are the same OS and version, but images taken from two different sets of disks / serial numbers. Also one of them has the extras such as text processing tools and compilers in the same directory, the others have them outside.

It likely won't matter which of the two you choose.

The only thing to worry about is if you're using an X/ProFile, in which case the boot disk needs patching to work properly. In which case, you should use the boot disk from this zip file: http://www.bitsavers.org/bits/Apple/Lisa/xenix_3.0_rel1.0/XenixBoot_patched_for_XProfile.dc42.zip
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Re: Two versions of Xenix on Bitsavers? Which one to start with?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2020, 11:00:22 am »

Thank you so much! I'll report back.
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Re: Two versions of Xenix on Bitsavers? Which one to start with?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2020, 03:31:43 pm »

I'm in a little bit of shock. 4-ish hours later from download to make disks to install and... it worked!!!!

I used the one from here:

http://www.bitsavers.org/bits/Apple/Lisa/xenix_3.0_rel1.0/Xenix_3.0_rel_1_%2340067/

I haven't dug in yet, but I didn't have enough room for the "development system".

Would like to see if I can login from my laptop hooked up to the serial port!

Thanks so much,

Todd
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