• Draft XENIX /MC page

    From Louis Ohland@ohland@charter.net to comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware on Tue Nov 22 12:22:00 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohland/XENIX/XENIX_for_MCA.html

    Horridly incomplete, you have to read the knowledge base articles to understand the update process. I have not been able to grok all the
    nuances.

    Read, think, and do
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  • From Louis Ohland@ohland@charter.net to comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware on Wed Nov 23 09:10:02 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

    Rummaging through some IBM SCSI related SLS.

    Introduction

    The enclosed disks provide additional support for the following IBM Personal System/2 (PS/2) model numbers:
    8556, 9556, 8557, 9557, 9576, 9577, 8585, 9585, 8590, 9590, 8595, 9595 _________________________________________________________________________

    NOTE PS/2 models 8595 and 9595 using the IBM SCSI-2 Fast/Wide
    Adapter/A are not supported by this EFS. _________________________________________________________________________


    These PS/2 models use the Micro Channel Architecture (MCA). Install SCO
    XENIX System V Release 2.3.4 for 386MC platforms using this supplement

    SCO XENIX for 386GT platforms (AT or ISA bus) and SCO XENIX releases
    prior to

    2.3.4 are not supported with this supplement.

    The supplement is required to support the following features of the
    systems

    above:
    + 2.88MB 3.5 inch floppy drive
    + embedded SCSI controller on Models 56, 57, 76 and 77
    + IBM 8mm 2.3GB SCSI tape drives
    + level 2 cache auto disable (unless cache=on is added to the bootstring)
    + Zimmer 486 memory controller to locate the precise origin of memory-
    induced NMIs


    The supplement also corrects known problems with:
    + warm reboot
    + mkdev hd command
    + functionality of the parallel port driver

    With some versions of the Model 56 and 57 running XENIX there is a
    problem with the hard disk microcode. Data corruption can occur in
    certain heavy load conditions. This problem can be overcome by
    installing the microcode update supplied with this supplement before installing XENIX. The microcode need only be installed once on any hard
    disk.

    The package consists of three disks:
    + A microcode update disk to ensure the hard disk is compatible with
    XENIX.
    + A replacement N1 (Boot) disk to be used in place of the one supplied
    with the operating system package.
    + A LINK kit update disk to modify the appropriate drivers.


    Installation

    The installation consists of up to three stages as follows:

    1. Updating the disk microcode if necessary using the microcode floppy.
    2. Installing the operating system using the replacement N1 floppy.
    3. Updating the LINK kit with the LINK kit floppy.


    These stages are described in detail below.

    Updating the hard file microcode


    Insert the microcode update disk in the floppy drive and boot the system
    with all the hard disks you intend to use with XENIX in the system. The
    update program will run automatically and detect any drive that needs
    new microcode. Only these drives will be changed: any others will be unaffected.

    Should a disk be changed or added to the system later, this update disk
    should be rebooted before the disks are used with XENIX.

    After running the microcode update the system should be powered down
    and restarted to activate any changes.

    You will not be prompted for any input during this process, though a
    number of messages will be displayed. The screen should appear similar
    to the following example. The exact text in the lines describing the hardfiles detected will vary depending on the number of disks present in
    the system and the revision of microcode found on each one.

    SCO System V/386

    Boot
    :
    fd(60)wdsfix auto


    WDS-L40S/380/3160 SCSI Upgrade Procedure.

    SCSI hardfiles detected = 1 SCSI Adapters detected = 1
    SCSI hardfile detected, Adapter 1, ID 6: Revision 143.
    no upgrade required

    or

    SCSI hardfile detected, Adapter 1, ID 6: Revision 146.

    Model WDS-3160
    Downloading new microcode . . . Complete

    WDS-L40S/380/3160 SCSI Update Procedure Complete.
    Please turn your computer

    OFF, then ON.

    ** Safe to Power Off **

    Installing the operating system

    Install the operating system on the machine as normal, using the
    replacement N1 (Boot) disk in place of the standard N1. Make sure you
    install the LINK kit by installing all the product or by specifying
    that the LINK kit is one of

    the components to be installed.

    Boot the system and enter ``System Maintenance'' mode by entering the


    ``root'' password at the prompt.

    Installing the LINK kit update

    Install the LINK kit update disk using install(ADM) by typing the
    following:


    /etc/install?

    You will see the message:

    First Floppy? (y/n)


    Ensure the LINK kit update disk is in the drive.

    Answer ``y'' and enter Return.

    You will then see the messages:

    Extracting files


    Installing IBM Micro Channel EFS Release 2.0.0 for SCO XENIX 2.3.4 . . .

    If the LINK kit is not installed you will be given a chance to install
    it now. However, it should already be installed due to the previous steps.

    The LINK kit update is installed and you will see the message:

    Updating system configuration

    You will be prompted to enter your serial number and activation key
    to brand some of the components.
    You will be asked if you wish to relink the kernel.
    It is recommended that you respond with ``y'' so that modifications
    to make the warm reboot command work properly can be made automatically
    to the relinked kernel.


    If the relink is successful, the new kernel will be installed ready
    to reboot.The previous kernel is saved in /xenix.old.

    You will see a message informing you that the replaced files are
    saved in /usr/lib/ibmefs/save. The saved files can be deleted if the
    space is needed.

    You will see the message:

    Next Floppy? (y/n)

    Enter ``n'' and then Return.

    You will see the message:

    Installation complete.


    You will then be returned to the system prompt.

    Reboot your system to utilize the new kernel by entering reboot and
    then Return.

    If the LINK kit is ever reinstalled it will be necessary to
    reinstall the LINK kit update also.

    Additional information

    IBM 2.88MB floppy disk drive

    The file /etc/default/tar is modified during installation to add the
    numeric key 10 for the 2.88MB device rfd0135ds36. For example, the
    command tar tv10 could be used to list the names of files on a 2.88MB
    floppy disk. This device uses a blocking factor of 18.

    IBM 8mm 2.3GB tape drive

    To avoid the situation where the 8mm tape cartridge is ejected
    after each use, a `no unload'' device node may be created for use with
    this SCSI tape drive. The mknod command is used to add new device nodes.
    To create a ``no unload'' device for your SCSI tape drive, use the
    major number of your normal tape device (/dev/rct0) and add 32 to the
    minor device number. To determine the major and minor numbers of your
    normal tape device, do a long listing of the /dev/rct0 device node by
    issuing the following command:

    l /dev/rct0

    You should see something similar to the following:
    crw-
    rw-rw-
    2 root
    lp
    10, 0 Sep 26 21:51 /dev/rct0


    In this example the major number is 10 and the minor number is 0. To cre
    ate the ``no unload'' counterpart to the above /dev/rct0 device node,
    log in as root and issue the following command:

    mknod /dev/nurct0 c 10 32

    This creates a device called /dev/nurct0 with a major number of 10
    and a minor number of 32. You should use this device explicitly when
    you access your tape drive.

    Or you can link /dev/rct0 to /dev/nurct0. To link the two devices,
    type the following:

    rm /dev/rct0
    ln /dev/nurct0
    /dev/rct0

    With the two devices linked, access to either device will no longer
    result in the tape being ejected after each use.

    _________________________________________________________________________

    NOTE You do not need to use a ``no unload'' device if you are already
    using a ``no rewind'' device - this device does not automatically unload
    the tape. _________________________________________________________________________

    NOTE The command tape -s erase will take typically two hours to complete on this type of tape drive. This is because the tape is erased
    by writing data to the entire contents of the tape. _________________________________________________________________________

    Saved files

    The files on the original distribution which have been replaced are
    saved in /usr/lib/ibmefs/save. The saved files can be deleted if the
    space is needed.If you have any questions, please contact your SCO
    support provider.




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  • From Louis Ohland@ohland@charter.net to comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware on Wed Nov 23 11:24:55 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

    http://wdb1.sco.com/kb/showta?taid=104152&qid=747298348&sid=1303206179&pgnum=1


    NOTE:

    With a ten byte SCSI command, it is theoretically possible to address up
    to two terabytes. SCO provides support for 10-byte SCSI commands in
    various releases. However, since there were no SCSI hard drives greater
    in capacity than two gigabytes when this functionality was tested, SCO
    will only officially support up to two gigabytes. This does not,
    however, mean that the functionality will fail when using drives above
    two gigabytes. The disk space addressable by SCO XENIX, SCO UNIX
    System, and SCO Open Desktop is known to be lower than 2 terabytes.


    The releases of SCO XENIX listed below incorrectly attempt to address
    above one gigabyte using a six byte command:

    SCO XENIX Release 2.3.2 MC
    SCO XENIX Release 2.3.4 MC

    For more information about this issue under SCO XENIX Release
    2.3.2, see the article in this database entitled "fdisk(ADM)
    reports incorrect number of tracks under 2.3.2."

    There is a Support Level Supplement (SLS) for SCO XENIX Release
    2.3.4 GT/MC called SLS xnx316 which adds 10-byte SCSI command support.
    This SLS is available for downloading on sosco

    Note: The 10-byte SCSI command support in SLS xnx316 has not been
    tested by SCO and is not officially supported.
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  • From Louis Ohland@ohland@charter.net to comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware on Wed Nov 23 14:20:18 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

    http://wdb1.sco.com/kb/showta?taid=103396&qid=1803183462&sid=1299958135&pgnum=1

    Louis Ohland wrote:
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohland/XENIX/XENIX_for_MCA.html

    Horridly incomplete, you have to read the knowledge base articles to understand the update process. I have not been able to grok all the
    nuances.

    Read, think, and do
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  • From Louis Ohland@ohland@charter.net to comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware on Wed Nov 23 14:26:41 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

    http://wdb1.sco.com/kb/showta?taid=101916&qid=1966526565&sid=1299958135&pgnum=3

    SCO XENIX 386 Operating System Release 2.3.4

    SCO XENIX 2.3.4 will install on a system with a 2.88 MB floppy, but the
    floppy will be treated as a 1.44 MB drive, and when the system is
    rebooted Xenix will recognize the 2.88Mb floppy as type

    UNKNOWN

    And cannot be used in any mode until 2.88Mb floppy QFS for Xenix
    2.3.4 is installed. Previous versions of Xenix have no support for
    this device.

    Xenix will recognize the 2.88Mb floppy as type

    UNKNOWN

    And cannot be used in any mode until 2.88Mb floppy QFS for Xenix 2.3.4
    is installed. Previous versions of Xenix have no support for this device.

    QFS?
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  • From Louis Ohland@ohland@charter.net to comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware on Wed Nov 23 19:14:04 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

    Geez. Opening each *.ltr to determine what each SLS does / is for. I'll
    have to search KB to find out which version for some of them.

    Whack-a-mole.

    Louis Ohland wrote:
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohland/XENIX/XENIX_for_MCA.html

    Horridly incomplete, you have to read the knowledge base articles to understand the update process. I have not been able to grok all the
    nuances.

    Read, think, and do
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  • From Louis Ohland@ohland@charter.net to comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware on Wed Nov 23 20:14:21 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

    There are some SLSes that were superceded, and no longer listed. But
    they are mentioned in the SCO Knowledge Base.

    These are the Support Level Supplements (SLS) for XENIX 2.x.x

    AT / GT mean ISA
    PS / MC means MCA
    ALL means All Machchines, ISA, MCA

    Is there a built-in Link kit for XENIX?

    xnx071.Z Mountain QIC02 Tape Driver 2.2.1AT + Floppy
    xnx071.ltr Mountain QIC02 Tape Driver 2.2.1AT + Instructions
    xnx072.Z Telebit Trailblazer modem 2.?.? nn Floppy
    xnx072.ltr Telebit Trailblazer modem Instructions (cu / uucio updates) xnx094.Z TECMAR Host / QT Series (60E, 90E, 125E) Tape Drive 2.2.2 /
    2.2.3 MC Floppy
    xnx094.ltr TECMAR Host / QT Series (60E, 90E, 125E) Tape Drive 2.2.2 /
    2.2.3 MC Instructions
    xnx102.Z Multiple Mountain tape drives, single Host, 2.3.1 / 2.3.2
    MC Floppy
    xnx102.ltr Multiple Mountain tape drives, single Host, 2.3.1 / 2.3.2
    MC Instructions
    xnx105.Z RTS/CTS flow control, 2.3.0 / 2.3.1 ?? Floppy (sio update) xnx105.ltr RTS/CTS flow control, 2.3.0 / 2.3.1 ?? Instructions (sio
    update)
    xnx114.Z Selected support articles from DiSCOver Magazine, 2.x.x ALL Floppy
    xnx114.ltr Selected support articles from DiSCOver Magazine, 2.x.x ALL Instructions
    xnx118f.Z Device driver Qic-40/Qic-80 tape drives, 2.2.3 / 2.3.1 /
    2.3.2 AT / GT Floppy
    xnx118f.ltr Device driver Qic-40/Qic-80 tape drives, 2.2.3 / 2.3.1 /
    2.3.2 AT / GT Instructions
    xnx128.Z Allow internal modem to answer incoming calls, 2.3.0/2.3.1 ?? xnx128.ltr Allow internal modem to answer incoming calls, 2.3.0/2.3.1
    ?? Instructions
    xnx128.lnk.Z xnx128.ltr refers to LINK file, where is it?
    xnx129b.Z New set of Honey-Danber (HDB) UUCP binaries, 2.3.0, 2.3.1,
    2.3.2 ?? Floppy
    xnx129b.ltr New set of Honey-Danber (HDB) UUCP binaries, 2.3.0, 2.3.1,
    2.3.2 ?? Instructions
    xnx133.Z Western Digital WD1007A Driver, 2.2.3, 2.3.? AT Floppy
    xnx133.ltr Western Digital WD1007A Driver, 2.2.3, 2.3.? AT Instructions xnx133.lnk.Z xnx133.ltr refers to LINK kit ???
    xnx141.Z Operating System update ???, 2.3.2 ?? Floppy
    xnx141.ltr Operating System update ???, 2.3.2 ?? Instructions
    xnx143.ltr VerB, 2.11 USENET News software, 2.2, 2.3 ?? Instructions xnx143.v1.Z VerB, 2.11 USENET News software, 2.2, 2.3 ??
    xnx143.v2.Z VerB, 2.11 USENET News software, 2.2, 2.3 ??
    xnx150b.Z Device drivers Qic-40/-80 tape drives, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2
    MC Floppy
    xnx150b.ltr Device drivers Qic-40/-80 tape drives, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2
    MC Instructions
    xnx166.Z Device driver for Tecmar/Wangtek tape drive/controller combinations, 2.3.2 MC
    xnx166.ltr Device driver for Tecmar/Wangtek tape drive/controller combinations, 2.3.2 MC Instr
    xnx170.Z Corrects problems with second Adaptec SCSI AHA-1640, 2.3.2
    MC Floppy
    xnx170.ltr Corrects problems with second Adaptec SCSI AHA-1640, 2.3.2
    MC Instructions
    xnx171.Z Corrects problems with 16MB on C&T Chipset systems, 2.3.2
    MC Floppy
    xnx171.ltr Corrects problems with 16MB on C&T Chipset systems, 2.3.2
    MC Instructions
    xnx232b.ltr Install XENIX on IBM ESDI, 2.3.2 MC Instructions (SCO ESDI Supplement)
    xnx232b.n1.Z Install XENIX on IBM ESDI, 2.3.2 MC (Replace original N1 Diskette) Floppy
    xnx232b.v1.Z Install XENIX on IBM ESDI, 2.3.2 MC (microcode for Seagate drives?) Floppy
    xnx252b.Z Replacement Adaptec AHA-1640 drivers, 2.3.2 GT Floppy
    xnx252b.ltr Replacement Adaptec AHA-1640 drivers, 2.3.2 GT Instructions xnx252b.lnk.Z xnx252b refers to LINK kit ???
    xnx264.ltr Install XENIX 286 2.3.2 on Olivetti/Triumph Adler PCS 286 Instructions.
    xnx264.n1.Z Install XENIX 286 2.3.2 on Olivetti/Triumph Adler PCS 286 (replacement N1 floppy)
    xnx264.n2.Z Install XENIX 286 2.3.2 on Olivetti/Triumph Adler PCS 286 (replacement N2 floppy)
    xnx292.Z Prevent crash if attached parallel device turned off,
    2.x.x ?? Floppy
    xnx292.ltr Prevent crash if attached parallel device turned off,
    2.x.x ?? Instructions
    xnx296a.ltr XENIX Maintenance Supplement UFN, 2.3.2,2.3.3 ??
    Instructions (dependancies!)
    xnx296a.v1 XENIX Maintenance Supplement UFN, 2.3.2,2.3.3 ??
    xnx296a.v2.Z XENIX Maintenance Supplement UFN, 2.3.2,2.3.3 ??
    xnx316.Z New drivers for AHA-1640, 2.3.4 GT / MC (updated /usr/lib/mkdev/tape) Floppy
    xnx316.ltr.Z New drivers for AHA-1640, 2.3.4 GT / MC (updated /usr/lib/mkdev/tape) Instructions
    xnx330b.Z Allow multiple logins, 2.3.4p MC (updated "/etc/getty") Instructions
    xnx330b.ltr Allow multiple logins, 2.3.4p MC (updated "/etc/getty") Instructions
    xnx339c.Z Modified kernel
    modules, 2.3.4 GT Floppy
    xnx339c.ltr.Z Modified kernel
    modules, 2.3.4 GT Instructions
    xnx348a.Z SCSI Badblock
    Utility scsibadblk(ADM), 2.3.4 ?? (SCSI Diskettes?) Floppy
    xnx348a.ltr.Z SCSI Badblock
    Utility scsibadblk(ADM), 2.3.4 ?? (SCSI Diskettes?) Instructions
    xnx351a.Z IBM 8mm SCSI tape drive, 2.3.4 MC Floppy
    xnx351a.ltr.Z IBM 8mm SCSI tape drive, 2.3.4 MC Instructions
    xnx352a.Z Replacement
    /usr/lib/mkdev/hd, 2.3.4 MC Instructions
    xnx352a.ltr.Z Replacement
    /usr/lib/mkdev/hd, 2.3.4 MC Instructions

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  • From Louis Ohland@ohland@charter.net to comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware on Wed Nov 23 20:16:39 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

    These are the Support Level Supplements (SLS) for XENIX 2.x.x

    AT / GT mean ISA
    PS / MC means MCA
    ALL means All Machchines, ISA, MCA

    Is there a built-in Link kit for XENIX?

    xnx071.Z Mountain QIC02 Tape Driver 2.2.1AT + Floppy
    xnx071.ltr Mountain QIC02 Tape Driver 2.2.1AT + Instructions
    xnx072.Z Telebit Trailblazer modem 2.?.? nn Floppy
    xnx072.ltr Telebit Trailblazer modem Instructions (cu / uucio updates) xnx094.Z TECMAR Host / QT Series (60E, 90E, 125E) Tape Drive 2.2.2 /
    2.2.3 MC Floppy
    xnx094.ltr TECMAR Host / QT Series (60E, 90E, 125E) Tape Drive 2.2.2 /
    2.2.3 MC Instructions
    xnx102.Z Multiple Mountain tape drives, single Host, 2.3.1 / 2.3.2
    MC Floppy
    xnx102.ltr Multiple Mountain tape drives, single Host, 2.3.1 / 2.3.2
    MC Instructions
    xnx105.Z RTS/CTS flow control, 2.3.0 / 2.3.1 ?? Floppy (sio update) xnx105.ltr RTS/CTS flow control, 2.3.0 / 2.3.1 ?? Instructions (sio
    update)
    xnx114.Z Selected support articles from DiSCOver Magazine, 2.x.x ALL Floppy
    xnx114.ltr Selected support articles from DiSCOver Magazine, 2.x.x ALL Instructions
    xnx118f.Z Device driver Qic-40/Qic-80 tape drives, 2.2.3 / 2.3.1 /
    2.3.2 AT / GT Floppy
    xnx118f.ltr Device driver Qic-40/Qic-80 tape drives, 2.2.3 / 2.3.1 /
    2.3.2 AT / GT Instructions
    xnx128.Z Allow internal modem to answer incoming calls, 2.3.0/2.3.1 ?? xnx128.ltr Allow internal modem to answer incoming calls, 2.3.0/2.3.1
    ?? Instructions
    xnx128.lnk.Z xnx128.ltr refers to LINK file, where is it?
    xnx129b.Z New set of Honey-Danber (HDB) UUCP binaries, 2.3.0, 2.3.1,
    2.3.2 ?? Floppy
    xnx129b.ltr New set of Honey-Danber (HDB) UUCP binaries, 2.3.0, 2.3.1,
    2.3.2 ?? Instructions
    xnx133.Z Western Digital WD1007A Driver, 2.2.3, 2.3.? AT Floppy
    xnx133.ltr Western Digital WD1007A Driver, 2.2.3, 2.3.? AT Instructions xnx133.lnk.Z xnx133.ltr refers to LINK kit ???
    xnx141.Z Operating System update ???, 2.3.2 ?? Floppy
    xnx141.ltr Operating System update ???, 2.3.2 ?? Instructions
    xnx143.ltr VerB, 2.11 USENET News software, 2.2, 2.3 ?? Instructions xnx143.v1.Z VerB, 2.11 USENET News software, 2.2, 2.3 ??
    xnx143.v2.Z VerB, 2.11 USENET News software, 2.2, 2.3 ??
    xnx150b.Z Device drivers Qic-40/-80 tape drives, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2
    MC Floppy
    xnx150b.ltr Device drivers Qic-40/-80 tape drives, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2
    MC Instructions
    xnx166.Z Device driver for Tecmar/Wangtek tape drive/controller combinations, 2.3.2 MC
    xnx166.ltr Device driver for Tecmar/Wangtek tape drive/controller combinations, 2.3.2 MC Instr
    xnx170.Z Corrects problems with second Adaptec SCSI AHA-1640, 2.3.2
    MC Floppy
    xnx170.ltr Corrects problems with second Adaptec SCSI AHA-1640, 2.3.2
    MC Instructions
    xnx171.Z Corrects problems with 16MB on C&T Chipset systems, 2.3.2
    MC Floppy
    xnx171.ltr Corrects problems with 16MB on C&T Chipset systems, 2.3.2
    MC Instructions
    xnx232b.ltr Install XENIX on IBM ESDI, 2.3.2 MC Instructions (SCO ESDI Supplement)
    xnx232b.n1.Z Install XENIX on IBM ESDI, 2.3.2 MC (Replace original N1 Diskette) Floppy
    xnx232b.v1.Z Install XENIX on IBM ESDI, 2.3.2 MC (microcode for Seagate drives?) Floppy
    xnx252b.Z Replacement Adaptec AHA-1640 drivers, 2.3.2 GT Floppy
    xnx252b.ltr Replacement Adaptec AHA-1640 drivers, 2.3.2 GT Instructions xnx252b.lnk.Z xnx252b refers to LINK kit ???
    xnx264.ltr Install XENIX 286 2.3.2 on Olivetti/Triumph Adler PCS 286 Instructions.
    xnx264.n1.Z Install XENIX 286 2.3.2 on Olivetti/Triumph Adler PCS 286 (replacement N1 floppy)
    xnx264.n2.Z Install XENIX 286 2.3.2 on Olivetti/Triumph Adler PCS 286 (replacement N2 floppy)
    xnx292.Z Prevent crash if attached parallel device turned off,
    2.x.x ?? Floppy
    xnx292.ltr Prevent crash if attached parallel device turned off,
    2.x.x ?? Instructions
    xnx296a.ltr XENIX Maintenance Supplement UFN, 2.3.2,2.3.3 ?? Instructions xnx296a.v1 XENIX Maintenance Supplement UFN, 2.3.2,2.3.3 ??
    xnx296a.v2.Z XENIX Maintenance Supplement UFN, 2.3.2,2.3.3 ??
    xnx316.Z New drivers for AHA-1640, 2.3.4 GT / MC (updated /usr/lib/mkdev/tape) Floppy
    xnx316.ltr.Z New drivers for AHA-1640, 2.3.4 GT / MC (updated /usr/lib/mkdev/tape) Instructions
    xnx330b.Z Allow multiple logins, 2.3.4p MC (updated "/etc/getty") Instructions
    xnx330b.ltr Allow multiple logins, 2.3.4p MC (updated "/etc/getty") Instructions
    xnx339c.Z Modified kernel
    modules, 2.3.4 GT Floppy
    xnx339c.ltr.Z Modified kernel
    modules, 2.3.4 GT Instructions
    xnx348a.Z SCSI Badblock
    Utility scsibadblk(ADM), 2.3.4 ?? (SCSI Diskettes?) Floppy
    xnx348a.ltr.Z SCSI Badblock
    Utility scsibadblk(ADM), 2.3.4 ?? (SCSI Diskettes?) Instructions
    xnx351a.Z IBM 8mm SCSI tape drive, 2.3.4 MC Floppy
    xnx351a.ltr.Z IBM 8mm SCSI tape drive, 2.3.4 MC Instructions
    xnx352a.Z Replacement /usr/lib/mkdev/hd, 2.3.4 MC Floppy
    xnx352a.ltr.Z Replacement /usr/lib/mkdev/hd, 2.3.4 MC Instructions
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  • From Louis Ohland@ohland@charter.net to comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware on Wed Nov 23 20:20:09 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

    Third time's a charm...

    These are the Support Level Supplements (SLS) for XENIX 2.x.x

    AT / GT mean ISA
    PS / MC means MCA
    ALL means All Machchines, ISA, MCA

    Is there a built-in Link kit for XENIX?

    Some of these need to be further researched in SCO Knowledge Base. But
    not by me.

    xnx071.Z Mountain QIC02 Tape Driver 2.2.1AT + Floppy
    xnx071.ltr Mountain QIC02 Tape Driver 2.2.1AT + Instructions
    xnx072.Z Telebit Trailblazer modem 2.?.? nn Floppy
    xnx072.ltr Telebit Trailblazer modem Instructions (cu / uucio updates) xnx094.Z TECMAR Host / QT Series (60E, 90E, 125E) Tape Drive 2.2.2 /
    2.2.3 MC Floppy
    xnx094.ltr TECMAR Host / QT Series (60E, 90E, 125E) Tape Drive 2.2.2 /
    2.2.3 MC Instructions
    xnx102.Z Multiple Mountain tape drives, single Host, 2.3.1 / 2.3.2
    MC Floppy
    xnx102.ltr Multiple Mountain tape drives, single Host, 2.3.1 / 2.3.2
    MC Instructions
    xnx105.Z RTS/CTS flow control, 2.3.0 / 2.3.1 ?? Floppy (sio update) xnx105.ltr RTS/CTS flow control, 2.3.0 / 2.3.1 ?? Instructions (sio
    update)
    xnx114.Z Selected support articles from DiSCOver Magazine, 2.x.x ALL Floppy
    xnx114.ltr Selected support articles from DiSCOver Magazine, 2.x.x ALL Instructions
    xnx118f.Z Device driver Qic-40/Qic-80 tape drives, 2.2.3 / 2.3.1 /
    2.3.2 AT / GT Floppy
    xnx118f.ltr Device driver Qic-40/Qic-80 tape drives, 2.2.3 / 2.3.1 /
    2.3.2 AT / GT Instructions
    xnx128.Z Allow internal modem to answer incoming calls, 2.3.0/2.3.1 ?? xnx128.ltr Allow internal modem to answer incoming calls, 2.3.0/2.3.1
    ?? Instructions
    xnx128.lnk.Z xnx128.ltr refers to LINK file, where is it?
    xnx129b.Z New set of Honey-Danber (HDB) UUCP binaries, 2.3.0, 2.3.1,
    2.3.2 ?? Floppy
    xnx129b.ltr New set of Honey-Danber (HDB) UUCP binaries, 2.3.0, 2.3.1,
    2.3.2 ?? Instructions
    xnx133.Z Western Digital WD1007A Driver, 2.2.3, 2.3.? AT Floppy
    xnx133.ltr Western Digital WD1007A Driver, 2.2.3, 2.3.? AT Instructions xnx133.lnk.Z xnx133.ltr refers to LINK kit ???
    xnx141.Z Operating System update ???, 2.3.2 ?? Floppy
    xnx141.ltr Operating System update ???, 2.3.2 ?? Instructions
    xnx143.ltr VerB, 2.11 USENET News software, 2.2, 2.3 ?? Instructions xnx143.v1.Z VerB, 2.11 USENET News software, 2.2, 2.3 ??
    xnx143.v2.Z VerB, 2.11 USENET News software, 2.2, 2.3 ??
    xnx150b.Z Device drivers Qic-40/-80 tape drives, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2
    MC Floppy
    xnx150b.ltr Device drivers Qic-40/-80 tape drives, 2.2.3, 2.3.1, 2.3.2
    MC Instructions
    xnx166.Z Device driver for Tecmar/Wangtek tape drive/controller combinations, 2.3.2 MC
    xnx166.ltr Device driver for Tecmar/Wangtek tape drive/controller combinations, 2.3.2 MC Instr
    xnx170.Z Corrects problems with second Adaptec SCSI AHA-1640, 2.3.2
    MC Floppy
    xnx170.ltr Corrects problems with second Adaptec SCSI AHA-1640, 2.3.2
    MC Instructions
    xnx171.Z Corrects problems with 16MB on C&T Chipset systems, 2.3.2
    MC Floppy
    xnx171.ltr Corrects problems with 16MB on C&T Chipset systems, 2.3.2
    MC Instructions
    xnx232b.ltr Install XENIX on IBM ESDI, 2.3.2 MC Instructions (SCO ESDI Supplement)
    xnx232b.n1.Z Install XENIX on IBM ESDI, 2.3.2 MC (Replace original N1 Diskette) Floppy
    xnx232b.v1.Z Install XENIX on IBM ESDI, 2.3.2 MC (microcode for Seagate drives?) Floppy
    xnx252b.Z Replacement Adaptec AHA-1640 drivers, 2.3.2 GT Floppy
    xnx252b.ltr Replacement Adaptec AHA-1640 drivers, 2.3.2 GT Instructions xnx252b.lnk.Z xnx252b refers to LINK kit ???
    xnx264.ltr Install XENIX 286 2.3.2 on Olivetti/Triumph Adler PCS 286 Instructions.
    xnx264.n1.Z Install XENIX 286 2.3.2 on Olivetti/Triumph Adler PCS 286 (replacement N1 floppy)
    xnx264.n2.Z Install XENIX 286 2.3.2 on Olivetti/Triumph Adler PCS 286 (replacement N2 floppy)
    xnx292.Z Prevent crash if attached parallel device turned off,
    2.x.x ?? Floppy
    xnx292.ltr Prevent crash if attached parallel device turned off,
    2.x.x ?? Instructions
    xnx296a.ltr XENIX Maintenance Supplement UFN, 2.3.2,2.3.3 ??
    Instructions (dependancies!)
    xnx296a.v1 XENIX Maintenance Supplement UFN, 2.3.2,2.3.3 ??
    xnx296a.v2.Z XENIX Maintenance Supplement UFN, 2.3.2,2.3.3 ??
    xnx316.Z New drivers for AHA-1640, 2.3.4 GT / MC (updated /usr/lib/mkdev/tape) Floppy
    xnx316.ltr.Z New drivers for AHA-1640, 2.3.4 GT / MC (updated /usr/lib/mkdev/tape) Instructions
    xnx330b.Z Allow multiple logins, 2.3.4p MC (updated "/etc/getty") Instructions
    xnx330b.ltr Allow multiple logins, 2.3.4p MC (updated "/etc/getty") Instructions
    xnx339c.Z Modified kernel
    modules, 2.3.4 GT Floppy
    xnx339c.ltr.Z Modified kernel
    modules, 2.3.4 GT Instructions
    xnx348a.Z SCSI Badblock Utility scsibadblk(ADM), 2.3.4 ?? (SCSI Diskettes?) Floppy
    xnx348a.ltr.Z SCSI Badblock Utility scsibadblk(ADM), 2.3.4 ?? (SCSI Diskettes?) Instructions
    xnx351a.Z IBM 8mm SCSI tape drive, 2.3.4 MC Floppy
    xnx351a.ltr.Z IBM 8mm SCSI tape drive, 2.3.4 MC Instructions
    xnx352a.Z Replacement /usr/lib/mkdev/hd, 2.3.4 MC Floppy
    xnx352a.ltr.Z Replacement /usr/lib/mkdev/hd, 2.3.4 MC Instructions
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  • From Louis Ohland@ohland@charter.net to comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware on Thu Nov 24 09:41:50 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

    These are the Support Level Supplements (SLS) for XENIX 2.x.x

    ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/Supplements/ (holy SNAP! an FTP site that works!)

    AT / GT mean ISA
    PS / MC means MCA
    ALL means All Machchines, ISA, MCA
    "+" includes all releases after
    "??" maybe GT/MS - I can't tell without opening the images.

    "Z" compressed
    ltr - instructions
    n1 - Replacement N1 diskette
    v1 / v2 -Volume 1 / 2

    TA106104 How do I remove and reinstall the LINK package in SCO XENIX?
    In short, the Xenix Link Kit is included with operating system.

    xnx071.Z Mountain QIC02 Tape Driver 2.2.1AT+
    xnx071.ltr Mountain QIC02 Tape Driver 2.2.1AT+
    xnx072.Z Telebit Trailblazer modem 2.2.1-2.2.3 ?? (cu uucio updates) xnx072.ltr Telebit Trailblazer modem 2.2.1-2.2.3 ?? (cu/uucio updates) xnx094.Z TECMAR Host/QT Tape Drive (60E, 90E, 125E) 2.2.2-2.2.3 MC xnx094.ltr TECMAR Host/QT Tape Drive (60E, 90E, 125E) 2.2.2-2.2.3 MC
    xnx102.Z Mountain Filesafe 7300 QIC dual drive, 2.3.1-2.3.2 AT
    xnx102.ltr Mountain Filesafe 7300 QIC dual drive, 2.3.1-2.3.2 AT
    xnx105.Z RTS/CTS flow control, 2.3.0-2.3.1 ?? (sio update) OBSOLETE xnx105.ltr RTS/CTS flow control, 2.3.0-2.3.1 ?? (sio update) OBSOLETE xnx114.Z Selected support articles from DiSCOver Magazine, 2.x.x ALL xnx114.ltr Selected support articles from DiSCOver Magazine, 2.x.x ALL xnx118f.Z Driver Qic-40/-80 tape drives, 2.2.3/2.3.1/2.3.2 AT/GT
    xnx118f.ltr Driver Qic-40/-80 tape drives, 2.2.3/2.3.1/2.3.2 AT/GT
    xnx128.Z Internal modem can answer incoming calls, 2.3.0-2.3.1 ?? xnx128.ltr Internal modem can answer incoming calls, 2.3.0-2.3.1 ??
    xnx129b.Z New Honey-Danber (HDB) UUCP binaries, 2.3.0-2.3.2 ??
    xnx129b.ltr New Honey-Danber (HDB) UUCP binaries, 2.3.0-2.3.2 ??
    xnx133.Z WD1007A/Adaptec 2322B (ESDI) Driver, 2.2.3, 2.3.? AT
    xnx133.ltr WD1007A/Adaptec 2322B (ESDI) Driver, 2.2.3, 2.3.? AT
    xnx141.Z libsys.a update, 2.3.2 ALL (select(S) calls on pipes)
    xnx141.ltr libsys.a update, 2.3.2 ALL (select(S) calls on pipes)
    xnx143.ltr VerB, 2.11 USENET News software, 2.2, 2.3 ALL
    xnx143.v1.Z VerB, 2.11 USENET News software, 2.2, 2.3 ALL
    xnx143.v2.Z VerB, 2.11 USENET News software, 2.2, 2.3 ALL
    xnx150b.Z Drivers Qic-40/-80 tape drives, 2.2.3, 2.3.1-2.3.2 MC
    xnx150b.ltr Drivers Qic-40/-80 tape drives, 2.2.3, 2.3.1-2.3.2 MC
    xnx166.Z Drivers Tecmar/Wangtek tape drive/controller combos, 2.3.2 MC xnx166.ltr Drivers Tecmar/Wangtek tape drive/controller combos, 2.3.2 MC xnx170.Z Enable "mkdev hd" with second Adaptec AHA-1640, 2.3.2 MC xnx170.ltr Enable "mkdev hd" with second Adaptec AHA-1640, 2.3.2 MC
    xnx171.Z Corrects panic with 16MB on C&T Chipset systems, 2.3.2 MC xnx171.ltr Corrects panic with 16MB on C&T Chipset systems, 2.3.2 MC xnx232b.ltr Install XENIX on IBM ESDI (30/60/80/160 MB), 2.3.2 MC
    xnx232b.n1.Z Install XENIX on IBM ESDI (30/60/80/160 MB), 2.3.2 MC
    xnx232b.v1.Z Install XENIX on IBM ESDI (30/60/80/160 MB), 2.3.2 MC
    xnx252b.Z Replacement Adaptec AHA-1540 drivers, 2.3.2 GT+
    xnx252b.ltr Replacement Adaptec AHA-1540 drivers, 2.3.2 GT+
    xnx264.ltr Install XENIX 286 2.3.2 on Olivetti/Triumph Adler PCS 286 xnx264.n1.Z Install XENIX 286 2.3.2 on Olivetti/Triumph Adler PCS 286 xnx264.n2.Z Install XENIX 286 2.3.2 on Olivetti/Triumph Adler PCS 286 xnx292.Z Prevent crash if parallel device turned off, 2.3.4 ALL? xnx292.ltr Prevent crash if parallel device turned off, 2.3.4 ALL? xnx296a.ltr XENIX Maintenance Supplement UFN, 2.3.0-2.3.3 ALL?
    xnx296a.v1 XENIX Maintenance Supplement UFN, 2.3.0-2.3.3 ALL? vol 1 xnx296a.v2.Z XENIX Maintenance Supplement UFN, 2.3.0-2.3.3 ALL? vol 2
    xnx316.Z AHA-1640 Drivers, 2.3.4 GT / MC (SCSI tape support)
    xnx316.ltr.Z AHA-1640 Drivers, 2.3.4 GT / MC (SCSI tape support)
    xnx330b.Z Allow multiple logins, 2.3.4p MC (updated getty)
    xnx330b.ltr Allow multiple logins, 2.3.4p MC (updated getty)
    xnx339c.Z Modified kernel modules, 2.3.2-2.3.4 GT/MC (DMA not
    required on MCA)
    xnx339c.ltr.Z Modified kernel modules, 2.3.2-2.3.4 GT/MC (DMA not
    required on MCA)
    xnx348a.Z SCSI Badblock Utility scsibadblk(ADM), 2.3.4 ??
    xnx348a.ltr.Z SCSI Badblock Utility scsibadblk(ADM), 2.3.4 ??
    xnx351a.Z IBM 8mm SCSI tape drive support, 2.3.4 MC
    xnx351a.ltr.Z IBM 8mm SCSI tape drive support, 2.3.4 MC
    xnx352a.Z Replacement "mkdev/hd", 2.3.4 MC
    xnx352a.ltr.Z Replacement "mkdev/hd", 2.3.4 MC
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  • From Louis Ohland@ohland@charter.net to comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware on Thu Nov 24 11:01:26 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohland/XENIX/XENIX_for_MCA.html

    My intent for this page is to find significant files needed to install
    and maintain SCO XENIX 2.3.4 on Micro Channel (MC) systems. I do not
    intend to install XENIX of any revision, if one of you-all heroes or
    heroines wandt to, go for it! -LFO
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  • From Tomas Slavotinek@slavotinek@gmail.com to comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware on Fri Nov 25 15:30:21 2022
    From Newsgroup: comp.sys.ibm.ps2.hardware

    Processed and uploaded:
    https://www.ardent-tool.com/XENIX/
    *nix index:
    https://www.ardent-tool.com/nix.html

    On 22.11.2022 19:22, Louis Ohland wrote:
    http://ps-2.kev009.com/ohland/XENIX/XENIX_for_MCA.html

    Horridly incomplete, you have to read the knowledge base articles to understand the update process. I have not been able to grok all the
    nuances.

    Read, think, and do

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