Unixware 7 under VMware or VirtualPC - How to?

Posted on 2006-04-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-05
Hi, I have an old Compaq server running Unixware 7.1.1 and I want to create a virtual image of it under VMWare or Virtual PC so that I can run it on another server.  I don't have the Unixware installation media.  Specific instructions would be very helpful.

Question by:KennyCan
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    Expert Comment

    Unixware 7.1.1 can run under Virtual Pc , although it´s not
    supported by Microsoft.
    In order to get the installation files and instructions, try P2Ps
    like Emule or Kazaa.
    Good luck
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    Accepted Solution

    Prepare server to acquire disk image:
    1) Install cygwin, namely netcat and dd programs
    2) Launch nc -l 12345 | dd of=image.disk bs=64k

    Make UNIX machine send disk image:
    1) Shut UNIX down ( #shutdown now )
    2) Boot Knoppix CD
    3) dd if=/dev/hda bs=64k | nc server_ip 12345

    hda might become sda if you have SCSI disks, examine dmesg output to find out correct disk name(s)

    Multiple repeats if you have multiple disks.

    When images are transfered use "advanced" config of your virtual machine to map disks as they were in real machine and boot it up.
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    Author Comment

    I like the netcat/dd solution. Any idea how to emulate a Compaq Proliant 1600 UW scsi drive under a virtual machine or should I ask in another area?

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    Expert Comment

    That is impossible.
    You have to change disk drivers using installer CD/tape/floppies.

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