PC/IX 1.0

edited May 2023 in Product Comments
imagePC/IX 1.0

Interactive UNIX, also known as PC/IX, and 386/ix were UNIX derivitives created for the IBM PC in the early 1980's. PC/IX was the first UNIX sold directly from IBM, but not the first UNIX sold for the IBM PC. (Venix/86 was the first.) The original PC/IX software sold was on 19 floppy disks and sold for 900 dollars. In 1985, 386/ix was introduced, later named Interactive UNIX. The last version released was 4.1.1 in July 1998 and was supported up until 2006.

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  • Disk images "10 Programming subset 1" and on can't be mounted inside PC/IX after the operating system is installed. Did someone manage to solve this problem?
  • At a glance, those appear to be in some archive format. Not unix "tar", but probably something along those lines. As such, disks would not be mountable, one would have to use whatever software tool to extract files.
  • The "/priv" folder contains a tool called restore. Run that on the fdX device (fd0 for A, 1 for B, etc.) and it will unpack the files to their original locations (I unpacked the games diskette and it unpacked them to /usr/games). Still messing around with it, maybe I'll write a user's guide if none shows up.
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