Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ
This article is from a FAQ concerning SCO operating
systems. While some of the information may be applicable to any OS,
or any Unix or Linux OS, it may be specific to SCO Xenix, Open
Desktop or Openserver.
There is lots of Linux, Mac OS X and general Unix info elsewhere on
this site: Search this site is the best
way to find anything.
Note: modern versions have boot images on the CD and tools to
create the floppies from Windows or Unix platforms. CHECK YOUR CD
FIRST. See How can I recreate my install floppy?
See also http://aplawrence.com/Basics/floppy.html
(contributed by Bela Lubkin)
A more current version may be at http://www.lubkin.com/SCO/boot-media.html
Someone named Chip is looking for a boot disk for some release
of SCO Unix or OpenServer -- I've lost track of the details.
This prompted me to dredge up my old list of FTPable SCO boot
disks (couldn't find it via google, I thought they claimed they now
had all of USENET back to the beginning?) -- but I found a quote of
most of it.
I've updated it by adding some new items, and fixing all the
URLs so they point to machines and directories that actually exist
as of 2002-02-07. Since this is an external directory of
information maintained by other people, it's entirely subject to
Herewith, please find a list of boot disks for "SCO" operating
systems. It attempts to be comprehensive, but I may have missed a
few. If your exact OS flavor is missing, a "nearby" version might
work. If multiple images are listed for a particular version, read
their cover letters or try them serially.
The URLs generally point directly to the file that contains the
boot image; however, you would be wise to look in the same
directory for related materials such as cover letters.
Some of the disks listed may in fact be of such specialized
purpose that nobody could possibly use them any more...
I expect this to be archived by google and thus searchable for
many years to come.
URL Operating system(s)
N/A Xenix < 2.3.2, Xenix 286 MCA
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/SLS/xnx264.n1.Z Xenix 2.3.2 286 ISA
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/EFS/efs100.n1.Z Xenix 2.3.2 386 MCA 3.5" (SCSI)
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/SLS/xnx232b.n1.Z Xenix 2.3.2 386 MCA 3.5" (ESDI)
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/EFS/efs124.n1.Z Xenix 2.3.4 386 MCA 3.5"
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/EFS/efs132.n1.Z Xenix 2.3.4 386 ISA 3.5"
N/A Unix 3.2.0, ODT 1.0
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/EFS/efs1.135.n1d.Z Unix 3.2v2.0/ODT 1.1 ISA 3.5"
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/EFS/efs1.135.n1t.Z Unix 3.2v2.0/ODT 1.1 ISA 3.5"+tape
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/EFS/efs1.96.n1d.Z Unix 3.2v2.0/ODT 1.1 ISA 5.25"
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/EFS/efs1.96.n1t.Z Unix 3.2v2.0/ODT 1.1 ISA 5.25"+tape
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/EFS/efs1.mc.n1d.Z Unix 3.2v2.0/ODT 1.1 MCA 3.5"
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/EFS/efs1.mc.n1t.Z Unix 3.2v2.0/ODT 1.1 MCA 3.5"+tape
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/EFS/efs114.n1 Unix 3.2v2.0/ODT 1.1 ISA 3.5"
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/EFS/efs117.n1d.Z Unix 3.2v2.0/ODT 1.1 MCA 3.5"
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/EFS/efs117.n1t.Z Unix 3.2v2.0/ODT 1.1 MCA 3.5"+tape
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/SLS/oda366b.n135.Z ODT 2.0 3.5"
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/SLS/oda366b.n196.Z ODT 2.0 5.25"
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/SLS/unx365b.n135.Z Unix 3.2v4.0/4.1 3.5"
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/SLS/unx365b.n196.Z Unix 3.2v4.0/4.1 5.25"
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/SLS/uod383bun1.Z Unix 3.2v4.2
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/SLS/uod383bon1.Z ODT 3.0
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/SLS/uod429a.Z ODT 3.0, Unix 3.2v4.2 3.5"
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/SLS/cmw490a.Z CMW+ 3.0
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/openserver5/oss431a.boot.Z OpenServer 5.0.0
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/SLS/oss444a.Z OpenServer 5.0.
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/openserver5/oss463b.n0 OpenServer 5.0.4
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/openserver5/oss604a.boot OpenServer 5.0.5
N/A OpenServer 5.0.6
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pos/demo/demofloppy/demofloppy.image SCO POS demo
N/A UnixWare 1.0
ftp://ftp.sco.com/UW11/boot1.tar UnixWare 1.1
ftp://ftp.sco.com/UW20/2069as.dd UnixWare 2.0.x Application Server
ftp://ftp.sco.com/UW20/2069pe.dd UnixWare 2.0.x Personal Edition
ftp://ftp.sco.com/UW20/tf2183.boot.as UnixWare 2.0.1 Application Server
ftp://ftp.sco.com/UW20/tf2183.boot.pe UnixWare 2.0.1 Personal Edition
ftp://ftp.sco.com/UW20/tf2219.boot.as UnixWare 2.0. Application Server
ftp://ftp.sco.com/UW20/tf2219.boot.pe UnixWare 2.0. Personal Edition
ftp://ftp.sco.com/UW21/ptf3035.boot.dd UnixWare 2.1.
ftp://ftp.sco.com/UW21/ptf3256.boot.dd UnixWare 2.1.
ftp://ftp.sco.com/UW21/upd213/boot213.img.C UnixWare 2.1.3
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/unixware7/ptf7055b.bt1.dd UnixWare 7.0.0
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/unixware7/ptf7055b.bt2.dd UnixWare 7.0.0
N/A UnixWare 7.0.1
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/unixware7/ptf7425b.bt1.dd UnixWare 7.1.0
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/unixware7/ptf7425b.bt2.dd UnixWare 7.1.0
ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/unixware7/ptf7619d/ UnixWare 7.1.1
N/A Unixware 7.1.3
N/A Open UNIX 8.0.0
A helpful site for DOS and Windows boot disks is http://www.bootdisk.com
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