Ultrix root password

From: Clint Wolff <vaxman_at_earthlink.net>
Date: Wed Apr 3 17:47:38 2002

On Wed, 3 Apr 2002, Jochen Kunz wrote:

> On 2002.04.03 06:41 Clint Wolff (VAX collector) wrote:
> > True, NetBSD would talk to it, but it would require NetBSD
> > running on a uVAX II so the drive could be plugged in.
> You have to run it only once to hack the Ultrix installation. Netbooted,
> so you don't need to remove any drives.
Excellent point... I hadn't considered netbooting...

> > I certainly don't have the patience to run NetBSD on a uVAX II,
> > a wouldn't recommend anyone else do the same.
> I installed 4.3BSD-Tahoe UNIX on my MicroVAX III. Currently I am trying
> to build 4.3BSD-Reno from that base for my MicroVAX 3900. (Exhibition
> project for the VCFE.) This is real fun. These machines feel quite zippy
> with that old software. But this old stuff is real crude in some points.
> NetBSD gives you a slower, but very smooth ride on this hardware.
My goal is also to get Tahoe running on my uVAXen, more the the
learning experience than anything else...

> > Unfortunately, NetBSD (and FreeBSD) is rapidly becoming
> > unusable on old hardware...
> If you want things like ssh ... you have to pay the price.

Heh... I wouldn't expose any of my antiques to the internet... I've
got a PC running FreeBSD to take the brunt of the assault, and it
can be restored from tape in a matter of hours... The VAXen live
on their own subnet which is air-gapped from the internet unless
I really really want to ftp a file direct, in which case I power
up the hub betwixt them :)
> --
> tschüß,
> Jochen
> Homepage: http://www.unixag-kl.fh-kl.de/~jkunz/
Received on Wed Apr 03 2002 - 17:47:38 BST

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