Creating the Installation Media

In the early days of product development, A/UX was available pre-installed on an 80MB hard drive. As the product matured, floppy, tape, and eventually cd-rom versions were produced. The vast majority of my readers are installing version 3.0.1 from cd-rom. If you have the original installation media, feel free to skip this section entirely. Otherwise, read on...

The A/UX CD images are not available on this site. The product is still covered under multiple copyrights, some of which are owned by highly litigious companies... So, I will assume you purchased a legitmate copy of A/UX back in the early 1990's, and made a perfectly legal backup of the installation CD. You certainly did not download it from the internet... That would be illegal.

A/UX cd-rom and floppy

Decompress the image, rename it to an iso, and burn it with your favorite cd-burning software. The A/UX installation CD contains a Macintosh partition and a Unix partition. If the disk was created properly, the former should be visible under MacOS. If not, then something went horribly wrong and you should start over. Once you have a good, readable installation CD, pick a boot disk (Disk Copy 6.3.3 format):

Proceed to A/UX 3.0 Installation