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Re: /usr/home vs /home Erich Dollansky Tue Feb 21 05:00:49 2012

Hi,

On Tuesday 21 February 2012 12:26:03 Chip Camden wrote:
> Quoth Erich Dollansky on Tuesday, 21 February 2012:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > On Monday 20 February 2012 21:44:43 Da Rock wrote:
> > > On 02/18/12 17:47, Erich Dollansky wrote:
> > 
> > > >> There may have been a historic reason, but now it is philosophical - 
> > > >> trying
> > > > when I got my hands for the first time on a BSD system, the machine has 
> > > > had several 5MB hard disks.
> > > >
> > > > I assume that what now is called partitioning came from the need to 
> > > > have several disks to run a serious system.
> > > >
> > > > And yes, it was possible to boot and run BSD with at least 20 users on 
> > > > several 5MB disks.
> > > >
> > > > Erich
> > > Erich, can I be so bold as to ask what brand the disks were? And tax 
> > > your memory as to when?
> > 
> > it was DEC PDP-11 with a strange drive. One disk was fixed, one was 
> > removable. This is the reason why it was easy to switch the operating 
> > system. RL .. something like this was the disk name.
> > 
> 
> I believe the 5MB removable were RL01.  They also had a 10MB removable
> RL02, which we used for software distribution.  We resold them to our
> customers at $170 each.

yes, this sound familiar. The RL02 came later.

I think that tapes were much more common for software distribution those days.

I still remember the responsiveness of RSX-11 even compared to FreeBSD under 
all circumstances. Real time is real time.

Erich
> 
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