I was waiting for this forÂ a long time. Recently I came in to possession of a box of 5.25″ floppy disks, among them following find:
Thanks to efforts of Al Kossow of bitsavers.org andÂ Michal Necasek of OS/2 Museum we got the system to boot on VirtualBox!
Unfortunately we are missing the rest of the system which was distributed either on 15 floppy disks or a tape. If anyone has it, please let me know…
Little bits of information I have found on the web about Wyse Unix:
Interestingly Wyse Unix is aÂ supported os emulation for iBCS.
- DownloadÂ Wyse Unix Boot FloppyÂ in ImageDisk format.
- Download Image convertedÂ to raw format.
Update: A full install tape has been found and the system has been fully installed
Any binaries that we can try?
Woah! This is awesome! I wish I could contribute to this.
Good luck with finding the other floppies!
Actually you can contribute! First of all Michal has done great but manual job of converting IMD to RAW format. It would be best if someone tried to convert the image using ImageDisk and write it back to a virtual floppy disk in Qemu or Bochs. Note this has to be 1.2MB floppy output.
ImageDisk program will only work in real machine.
Michal told me that “imdu /b” produces good disk image.
yeah “imdu” will work, but I’m talking about “imd”, the main executable. 😉
Roy, where are you from?
I have uploaded result of imdu /b.
I have tried Bochs 2.3 – weird characters. Bochs 2.4 blank screen. Qemu 1.1 and 1.2 – blank screen. Can you try other emulators? Or perhaps I’m converting or running it in a wrong way.
WYSEBOOTraw.zip works in bochs, but it print black text on black screen, I have to use Copy button to see the screen contents.
BTW it fails to boot in vbox 4.1.16.
Tenox, I think you might be interested in this. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wyse-Unix-System-V-386-Base-System-Software-For-D386-On-Tape-NOS-/131342178387?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e949a9853. I managed to find a tape copy of Wyse Unix. I don’t know the condition of the tape, but it’s worth a look!