4.3 BSD+NFS Wisconsin Unix
Logging into a 4.3 BSD system
|Creator:||CSRG, University of California, Berkeley, University of Wisconsin & SUN.|
|Architecture:||VAX, theoretically portable|
|Current Version:||4.3 BSD+NFS Wisconsin UNIX|
The 4.3 BSD+NFS Wisconsin Unix release of 4.3 BSD dates to around Jan 20 1987. It never seems to have made mainstream use, and I can only find a single machine that ran it, Eedsp. This release is significant in that it incorporated the SunOS NFS code, and a few bits of SunOS to flesh it out. A few people from the University of Wisconsin went on to work for SUN so it's no surprise the amount of Sun source in this release. This release is only for VAXen and runs under SIMH's VAX-11/780 emulator just fine.
How do I get this to run?
The tape image portions can be found on the TUHS archives, located in the /4BSD/Distributions/thirdparty/UWisc4.3/ path on any archive site.
SIMH Installation instructions
- Installation instructions for 4.3 BSD +NFS Wisconsin Unix can be found here
For its age, a surprisingly lot runs on this 4.3BSD derived operating system. So far I've been able to build and run the following: