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 PostPost subject: Install Xenix        Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 1:56 am 
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hello, everytime i try to install xenix i get this error:

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kernel: WARNING: No floating point emulator found in etc/emulator
Z



yes, with "Z"

what can i do?

edit: my error (it was on wikipedia, the upload isnt from me)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/e ... ensnap.PNG


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 9:51 am 
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What Emu are you using?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 3:58 pm 
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virtualpc04 and i tried vmware


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 8:25 pm 
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I'd rather use Bochs, maybe modified to emulate an 80386 CPU instead of a Pentium... Xenix was originally developed for the 8086 (and some more), newer versions were meant to be run on 80286 and 80386...


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:05 am 
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you can also use MAME, or bochs
what processors xenix runs on
8088
80386
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Motorola 68000?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Thu May 17, 2007 9:41 am 
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^^ I said it in my last post.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 12:58 pm 
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didnt read it


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 4:46 pm 
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its ok now, my friend did it:

http://www.matthias-reinhardt.de/os-his ... xenix.html


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri May 18, 2007 9:56 pm 
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On a real machine, as it seems. That would be the safest way I suppose...

PS: Xenix is an Unix derivative. You should rather say that on your site than saying it is based on Unix. It is an Unix.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Install Xenix        Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:36 pm 
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Here is the deal, Xenix is PICKY about the floppy drive. Instead of asking nicely for the density of the disks, it tries the low settings, then guesses higher... unfortunately it seems all the various emulators let the wrong density 'pass' so it gets confused and crashes.

Now there is a way to 'fix' this but I got the instructions from a SCO guy and he's rather paranoid and it'd be obvious it was me who 'told' you and he'd have a fit.

There are two ways out:

install on a physical machine, and then just copy the hard disk image over.... this actually works...

The other is to look for a previously installed copy.

google around for:

xenix 2.3.4

And you'll find your answer....

Now of course, what on earth can you do with Xenix? Not a hell of a lot.

But now Id be interested if you had access to the C compiler..... Hell even Basic!

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 PostPost subject: Re: Install Xenix        Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:55 pm 
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The problem has been fixed about 2,5 years ago.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Install Xenix        Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:51 pm 
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dexter152 wrote:
The problem has been fixed about 2,5 years ago.


It was useful information that could help someone if they were to encounter the problem again. Yes, the issue was solved, 1.5 years ago, but the solution was not posted. It's been removed in the latest revision of the rules, though as far as I know it still stands, that the bumping of topics is allowed if it's with genuinely useful and contributing information, which this is.

Also, if you feel that this was an unnecessary bump, either leave it for a moderator, or if you can't even do that, hit the report button that's now present in phpBB3. In normal situations, a moderator would simply delete a pointless bump, but if loads of people post after, it's just going to get locked, which isn't as good.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Install Xenix        Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 3:03 am 
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Common sense usually helps here.

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