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Title
When I try to create recovery diskettes, I get the error message "Floating Point Exception - Core Dumped."
Keywords
RecoverEDGE SCO Xenix Floating Point Processor Exception
Product Release(s)
BackupEDGE 01.01.0x / RecoverEDGE 2 and SCO XENIX-based systems without floating point processors
Problem Description
When I try to create recovery diskettes, I get the error message "Floating Point Exception - Core Dumped."

Cause
This problem occurs when running RecoverEDGE 2 on SCO XENIX systems without floating point processors. The RecoverEDGE 2 Xenix binary has been compiled under SCO UNIX. The SCO UNIX compiler generates a floating point instruction which is valid, but emulated incorrectly by the SCO Xenix emulator.

Solution
Back up the /etc/emulator file on the Xenix system to a different filename for safekeeping. Copy the file /etc/emulator.ms from a SCO Unix system to /etc/emulator on the Xenix system. Shut down and reboot the system so that the new emulator is recognized. Create a set of recovery diskettes.

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Last Updated - 2018/05/16

 

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