I'm helping to sort out an ancient Intergraph 6800 machine at work, running CLIX, a proprietary Unix.
Binning the system is not an option. It is a certified safety-critical system that would cost $millions to replace. Please do not post suggestions that the system could be replaced as it is utterly infeasible to do so, even if the problem detailed in this posting cannot be addressed.
Recently the hard-disk died so (before I was involved) the OS (1999 vintage) was installed on a new hard disk. A recovery company got all the files off the old hard disk and most of my involvement has been copying applications and data off the CD supplied by the recovery company and setting ownership and permissions correctly on the fresh installation.
One point however is that the system used to allow at least six users to log in but now if more than two do, /bin/login says:
Too many users logged on. Try again later.
Those strings are in the /bin/login executable.
The system does use a licencing system and I suspect that a crucial licencing file is missing from the fresh installation. I'm sure it will be on the recovery CD but does anyone with knowledge of these old licencing systems have any suggestions about where the files are so I can copy them across from the CD ?
PS, if anyone has a licence for Intergraph NFS that they want to liquidate, we might be interested.