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Posted By edfair
If you have enough free space on both you could...
If you have enough free space on both you could use Microlite edge to do a backup to a filesystem, FTP it across, then using edge on the new system do a selective restore.
Although I call it a...
Forum: SCO 10-19-2017
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Posted By edfair
JGT's comment: "As far as I remember, the...
JGT's comment:
"As far as I remember, the install disk (N1) is only good to load a kernel and start the installation process from the cd. "

The 5.0.4 N1 was broken. I used the 5.0.5 version...
Forum: SCO 10-12-2017
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Posted By edfair
I would buy 2 drives, one to load the new OS and...
I would buy 2 drives, one to load the new OS and the second to create a duplicate after everything is cleaned up so this doesn't happen again.

Fortunately I haven't had to do this in probably 10...
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My experience is with older stuff but this is...
My experience is with older stuff but this is what was required:
Since there is no hardware link to a new device the first step is to create it"
mkdev hd which creates the link in /dev
Then create...
Forum: SCO 10-27-2016
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Posted By edfair
Although this will allow you have more space for...
Although this will allow you have more space for your current problem it is not going to clean out stuff on your root filesystem leading to the same space problem down the road in other places as log...
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In an earlier OS, using a backup package to...
In an earlier OS, using a backup package to create the file I used cron to step it through the directory queue:
backup file created at 3:01 AM
at 4:01 I cleared the backup4 directory
at 4:15 I...
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Posted By edfair
You could use divvy to see the filesystem layout...
You could use divvy to see the filesystem layout on your hard disk.
divvy /dev/hd0

for the proper name of the hard drive you might need to use in this command
l /dev/hd*

Unmount the /u file...
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Posted By edfair
Haven't done it with Unix tools but did it with...
Haven't done it with Unix tools but did it with basic under MSDOS, reading character by character from the .dat file, writing to a new .txt file character by character and converting a delimiter to a...
Forum: SCO 10-01-2015
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Posted By edfair
One of my (now ex) customers had a similar...
One of my (now ex) customers had a similar situation with his accounting software. When I finally got to a support person who knew the software it turned out that the program was tied to the system...
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It has been a while but IIRC I used dd as drive...
It has been a while but IIRC I used dd as drive duplicator in an earlier version. Pulled the old drive out, put the newly created drive in its place, and it came up running.

Also used ghost on...
Forum: SCO 10-01-2015
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Posted By edfair
Along with the above it might be good to have an...
Along with the above it might be good to have an idea of how the hard disk is arranged. Accomplished with divvy /dev/harddiskname. Also would help to know what accounting program or how it is set up...
Forum: SCO 09-15-2015
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Posted By edfair
no problem. ftp to the ip address.
no problem. ftp to the ip address.
Forum: SCO 09-13-2015
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Posted By edfair
It might help if we knew what hardware you have...
It might help if we knew what hardware you have in the old machine and what hardware is in the new machine and if the new machine already has UNIX installed.
Forum: SCO 09-11-2015
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Posted By edfair
I just loaded one and no issues. I still...
I just loaded one and no issues.

I still support 2 systems that will need to be loaded but will download the patches first.
Forum: SCO 08-16-2015
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Posted By edfair
Earlier versions of the OS created and appended...
Earlier versions of the OS created and appended the hardware discovery information to the messages file on every boot. I suspect that this is an issue you should look at some time in the future as it...
Forum: SCO 08-15-2015
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Posted By edfair
In 2 similar setups with 5.0.5 I restricted the...
In 2 similar setups with 5.0.5 I restricted the DHCP pool used by the wireless to something like 10 possible addresses then went static with everything else.

I could see the disconnects as a...
Forum: SCO 08-07-2015
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Posted By edfair
In earlier versions of the OS I found that a...
In earlier versions of the OS I found that a reboot of the system usually cleared spooler hangs. Have never found the reason(s) for them.
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Made a good part of my living over the years...
Made a good part of my living over the years putting SCO on some of the cheapest hardware parts available after seeing how the suppliers were over specifying the hardware. Based on that experience I...
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Got my introduction to machine language...
Got my introduction to machine language programming with the "Penny a Day" exercise on a 1401 in 1962. Found out that if you don't do signed comparisons right the printer can print faster than you...
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Posted By edfair
Started with DecWriter, then TTY33, Then TTY37,...
Started with DecWriter, then TTY33, Then TTY37, then Hazeltine 1200, all pre PC on single user stuff. Dumped into Xenix with console, early Wyse, and Arnet's term followed by SCO Unix with Wy60s...
Forum: SCO 05-01-2015
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Posted By edfair
I think I would try making a new boot and root...
I think I would try making a new boot and root set on one of the other 3 machines, verify operation on it, then try it on the machine that is failing. That would eliminate bad boot and root, just in...
Forum: War Stories 04-10-2015
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Posted By edfair
Do you trust your users to follow your instructions?
This happened a long time ago and some of the details may not be exact. Customer had obsolete hardware running an obsolete SCO OS and some type of database program with data scattered around the...
Forum: SCO 04-07-2015
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Posted By edfair
The 3 major applications installed on 3 customers...
The 3 major applications installed on 3 customers I supported transferred across without any problems. It was a matter of backing the programs and data to tape, loading the enterprise system, and...
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You might try posting in the SCO section. One...
You might try posting in the SCO section. One active member there probably has your required image.
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Posted By edfair
Since most serial communications is via a UART...
Since most serial communications is via a UART this might help with the data transfer part:
Universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
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