MINIX is a microkernel based UNIX like operating system developed by Tanenbaum starting 1987. Use this tag for the original MINIX and seldom used MINIX 2, for MINIX 3 (which almost only shares the name with the original project) use [minix3]

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POSIX, Unix, Linux and Minix: What is what? [closed]

I am confused by the many related terms in the topic "UNIX". How are the terms POSIX, UNIX, Linux and Minix related? Which one is the root of all etc...?
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System time in Minix with best precision

I'm working on a project to modify the scheduler in MINIX 3. So to test it I need to analyse the wait time and turnaround time. To calculate the wait time I'm storing the system time when the process ...
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Modify /dev/zero Output Minix [duplicate]

I am trying to modify the /dev/zero block file so that it returns a character "Z" for example instead of zero. I tried opening /dev/zero thinking I would be able to see the code and modify it. To my ...
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Accented characters appearing in rxvt

I have a quite specific question which I've spent hours trying to solve, but have finally decided it is time to ask for help. I'm currently doing some work which requires me to ssh from a debian ...
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How do I restart the network or ask the system to seek a refresh IP from the DHCP?

I'm running a Minix using VirtualBox. Minix is set to use the DHCP. And the network adapter is using a bridged connection*. When I last saved the state of the machine its IP was 192.168.1.11 (...
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Why does the MINIX installation ask how big /home should be?

While installing MINIX is was asked how big do want /home to be. --- Step 5: Select the size of /home --------------- MINIX will take up 611 MB, without /home. How big do you want your /...
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Minix randomly fails to accept keyboard input

I'm currently toying around with Minix 2.0.4 on a somewhat dated 80386 based system with 8 MiB of RAM. I've succesfully managed to install Minix, but I randomly encounter the following issue: When I ...
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How can I compile minix when I make changes in libraries

I am looking for a way to compile minix. The make hdboot command seems to do nothing with the directories under /usr/src/lib. I changed only one .c file in syslib. Do I have to do make world for this ?...
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Installing MINIX3 on vmware

I'm trying to install MINIX 3 (3.1.0 to be precise). The VMWare installation I have failed to recognize MINIX. I followed the steps shown here: http://wiki.minix3.org/UsersGuide/RunningOnVmware. ...
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Is the Minix 3 license GPL compatible?

Does anyone know if Minix 3's license is GPL compatible? It's a BSD-style license, but I'm not entirely sure if it's compatible with the GPL. Here is a link to the license: http://www.minix3.org/...
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Emacs on Minix 3?

Has anybody managed to install Emacs on Minix 3? Emacs was available on earlier versions of Minix. I am OK with an earlier version of Emacs if necessary. I don't find Zile, mg or Elle adequate and ...
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Does anyone still use MINIX? [closed]

I was just curious if anyone still use MINIX and for what purposes. I found this article but it doesn't go in detail about who uses it and for what. Thanks
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cp file device:directory on Minix

In my operating systems class we had to modify the boot screen of the Minix OS. I understood just about everything we did, but at the end of the make for compiling the new OS, there's a line: cp ...
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Minix: Kernel Panic when booting from the Live CD

I followed the instructions in the Minix wiki on how to set up Minix in VirtualBox, but right after hitting enter on the boot screen, I get a kernel panic: *** kernel messages: ested 0 ... kernel ...