What's up with A/UX?

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by Lord Blackadder, May 7, 2004.

  1. macrumors G4

    Lord Blackadder

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Location:
    Sod off
    #1
    I've been using Apple products since our family got a used Apple IIe to replace our TRS-80. I've ended up with a bunch of cast-off macs - several IIe's, a IIci, Quadra 610, Performa 575, Powerbook 160 , Powerbook 180c, and a Powermac 6100/66. I used to have a couple IIsi's and a IIfx, but they were "accidentally" tossed when they got in the way of some overzealous spring cleaning by a person who shall remain nameless. I've got the IIci and the 6100 on my network at home to use all of the expensive (well, when I bought them) SCSI peripherals that my iMac can't connect to. Here's my question for you vintage Mac people - The IIci I have originally had A/UX on it (I got it from NASA), but the HD was bad when I was given the machine. I'd like to try to run A/UX just for the heck of it, but it seems to be a pretty elusive piece of software. Not public domain, it seems? Apple doesn't seem to want to remember it ever existed.
     
  2. Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    #2
    I have a copy of A/UX (3.1?) gathering dust somewhere, with no computer to run it on :eek:
     
  3. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2003
    #3
    I might have a copy.

    You might contact me.

    We might come to an understanding.

    Capisce?

    :D
     
  4. thread starter macrumors G4

    Lord Blackadder

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Location:
    Sod off
    #4
    Ok, I may have just answered my own question...a friend of mine says he has some hard drives that he pulled out of a couple Apple Workgroup Servers that were running A/UX. Can I use one of these in my IIci?
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    5300cs

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2002
    Location:
    japan
    #5
  6. thread starter macrumors G4

    Lord Blackadder

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Location:
    Sod off
    #6
    Thanks 5300. Those drives my friend gave me appear to be bad anyway - one has definitely had massive internal damage by the sound of things (grinding noises)

    I don't think it's worth it trying to run an OS illegally, so I just tried Debian on the IIci - it runs VERY SLOW. I think I'll try running Linux on a faster machine, and leave my poor IIci alone with its OS 7.5.3
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2004
    Location:
    pa
    #7
    that was the firs tapple take on unix
     

Share This Page