[sebhc] Re: Was there ever a Unix for h-89 ?
frustum at pacbell.net
Mon Jan 2 11:40:46 CST 2006
bill malcolm wrote:
> HI : I was thinking building Unix for h-89 -- I have source Code for
> Early Unix from ATT and C also . So maybe this winter I may work on it as
> soon as I get my h-67 harddisk up and running. -- any suggestions.
> bill ..
Doing so would be a monumental task. I know some have taken a stab at writing
unix-like OSs for Z80s, but as far as I know, none got past the toy stage. I've
never used one, but UZI is one I've heard of where the source code is available
(but perhaps in an indeterminate state).
Early unix systems got by on 64KB or ram or less, so it is in theory possible.
Just compiling the C code on your H89 won't suffice. There would be a number of
device drivers to write.
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