View Full Version : Xenix Drivers Disks?

September 20th, 2009, 05:53 PM
I bought a bunch of 5 1/4 floppys on the bay, and in one of the cases there are a bunch of Xenix Driver disks.

Not sure exactly sure whats on them, but I can take a better look and report if there is any interest. I could create some images of the disks if desired.

Not sure if they are useful to anyone. Too bad It didn't include the Xenix disks.... :(

September 20th, 2009, 08:12 PM
I may be interested. I don't think I have ever seem any sites that offer old Xenix drivers.

September 20th, 2009, 09:36 PM
If anyone can tell me what these are....
Not sure what these all contain, but here's whats labeled on the disks:

UnTerminal Device Drivers
Version 2.4.2 SYSADM format
For ISC Unix 2.2 and 2.2.1
Sum: 13925

UnTerminal Phase II Diagnostics
Version 2.0.0 - DOS.EXE Files
DSHD 1.2 MB Diskette
Copyright Advance Micro Reasearch 1987-1992

UnTerminal Device Drivers
Version 2.1.1 - Custom Format
for SCO Unix and SCO ODT
Sum: 51355

UnTerminal Device Drivers
Version 2.0.3 - Custom Format
for SCO ODT 1.1 and SCO Unix 3.2v2
Sum: 64409

UnTerminal Phase II Diagnostics
Version 2.0.0 - DOS.EXE Files
DSHD 1.2 MB Diskette

UnTerminal Phase II Driver for SCO Xenix 386
Version 2.0.0 - CUSTOM format
Sum: 39007

Also one hand written:
Unix Boot Diskette
From Backup #1.

I did try booting this. It does boot somewhat, then I think it has trouble finding the filesystem.

September 25th, 2009, 02:06 AM
Well, from what I can get

The "Un-terminal" is marketed by Advance Micro Research,
San Jose, CA (408-456-9430). UnTerminal product literature describes it
as a system box into which is plugged a VGA monitor, PC keyboard and mouse.
The system box connected to a driver card in the PC using a serial wire.
It appears that the driver card mimics a set of VGA registers and
communicates with the "terminal" system box using a proprietary protocol.
Compressed bitmap data is sent to the to update the display. Drivers
available for SCO XENIX, UNIX, Open Desk Top, SunSoft-Interactive,
UNIXWARE, IGC-VM/386, Microbase-VirtuOS, TSL-PCMOS.

Kinda like a graphic terminal, or a thinclient if you want. Basically, if you don't own UnTerminal cards it's pretty useless, but I suggest to do an image of the disks, just in case... you never know what you may collect.

As for the bootable disk, any info on what version of unix it might be?

October 14th, 2009, 10:02 AM
It appears to be
KERNEL ID 92/01/20

I tried to make an image but failed.
I don't know how to use that IMD tool. Apparently you need to know what speed it was recorded at and such.

October 29th, 2009, 12:38 PM
I guess that you are using windows.
Rawrite for windows (http://www.chrysocome.net/rawwrite) should do the trick

October 30th, 2009, 01:18 PM
Was using DOS, since that's the only computer I have a 5.25 drive in.
Working on trying to find another.

October 30th, 2009, 10:33 PM
Tried to create an image with a program I downloaded for dos: diskcopy.

I successfully created images from other floppys, but this one gives an error, probably due to the filesystem?