[DECtec] Problem Installing Ultrix on DECstation 2100 (MIPS)

Robert Jarratt robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com
Sat Dec 20 00:42:28 GMT 2014

Had a quick go at setting up RIS, but when I try to install software to a new area and refer to the CD-ROM drive I get this:


RIS Software Installation Menu:


        1  Install Software to a New Area.

        2  Add Software to an Existing Area.

        3  Return to Previous Menu


Enter your choice: 1


You have chosen to establish a new remote installation environment.


Enter the device special file name or the path of the directory where the

software is located, for example, /dev/rmt0h: /dev/ra3a

/dev/nrmth: No such file or directory


Am I supposed to create /dev/nrmth? If so what is it, just a directory or something else?







From: Jarratt RMA [mailto:robert.jarratt at ntlworld.com] 
Sent: 17 December 2014 22:32
To: DEC discussion list.
Subject: Re: [DECtec] Problem Installing Ultrix on DECstation 2100 (MIPS)


When I get back home at the weekend I will take a look. Thanks




On 17 December 2014 at 22:28, Cory Smelosky <b4 at gewt.net> wrote:

On Wed, 17 Dec 2014, Jarratt RMA wrote:

Really all I want to do is netinstall 4.5 on RISC. I have an Ultrix/VAX on
SIMH. If you can give me a nudge in the right direction regarding what to
look at I can probably do it myself.



/etc/ris is the remote install procedure, it supports RISC...as I just did it. ;)

Cory Smelosky
http://gewt.net Personal stuff
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