Logging into a 4.1 BSD system
|Architecture:||VAX, theoretically portable|
|Current Version:||4.1 (1981)|
Other features included:
- job control
- automatic kernel config
4.1 was largely a debug version with several interm releases. There is a known 4.1, 4.1a and 4.1c release, and possibly others.
Getting this to run
A tape image for 4.1 has surfaced on bitsavers, named 4.1_BSD_19810710.zip The bootblock programs do not run under SIMH using the 4.0 BSD strategy, however it is possible to swap tapes when restoring the root slice, and then restoring the tars. Using this modified tape, I've created an installation guide [Installing 4.1 BSD on SIMH].
This version includes the Bill Joy TCP/IP implementation.
These are what is available on the 1981 tape:
aardvark banner ching lib snake adventure bcd cribbage mille snscore advfiles bogdict fish monop trek arithmetic boggle fortune number wump backgammon chess hangman quiz zork
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