Question for the HPUX guys

From: Steve Robertson <>
Date: Wed Feb 7 12:34:18 2001

>There is a ODE (offline diagnostic env) program called COPYUTIL

I'm not familiar with COPYUTIL and don't recall seeing in on the 10.20 CD.
I'll have another look.

I've already made a TAR of the entire file system onto tape so, it should be
possible to recover almost any files that might get hosed. Of course in
order to UN-TAR those files, the system has got to be up and running.

Unfortunately, HPUX does not support IGNITE and from what I can tell, the
8.0 version of SAM won't allow me to create a bootable disk.

I have searched and there's lots of info for 10.20 and 11.00
but, nothing that goes back to 8.0.

OK... Here's another possibility...

What if I make a bootable disk using IGNITE 10.20 (I have a second 832
running 10.20), mount the disk, and then UN-TAR everything from tape on to
that disk?

NOTE: The biggest reason for not upgrading to 10.20 is that I don't have the
ANSI C compiler for 10.20. There's plenty of downloadable software available
but, virtually none of it will run without compiling first. It's a real
catch-22 situation. You gotta have the C compiler in order to compile a C
compiler like GCC. If I'm not mistaken, HP lists the compiler for $1595.

I do have the ANSI C compiler for 8.0 so, it's a lot easier to get software
to run on that box.

Anyone know of an alternate source for the compiler?

Thanks Steve,

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