Nuke Richmond

From: Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner <>
Date: Sat Jan 13 04:14:23 2001

It was thus said that the Great Mike Ford once stated:
> >I take an aside to this. The current crop of BSD and Linux flavored unix
> >like
> >OSs seem to be as easy to install as W9x. With one caveat, the unix
> >camp is steeped in 30+ years of unix culture. It is this culture that
> When you have a LOT of unix experience they do seem about as easy to
> install, but I am a fairly normal, knowledgable person and it took me
> roughly 12 hours to get my first NetBSD system running on a Mac IIci as a
> limited function Nat/firewall. I still don't "understand" much of what I
> had to do, but the mechanics of doing it are much more familiar. Exiting vi
> the first time I edited /etc/resolv.rc only took about an hour.

  NetBSD wasn't one of the eaisest things I've installed (on an HP/Apollo
400 series---ended up having to recompile my Linux kernel and calculate the
physical layout of the drives and partition them by hand) but it was a fun
way to spend a day (looking back, at the time I was cursing up a storm).

  Then again, HP/Apollos aren't mainstream systems.

  But I had trouble installing RedHat on a laptop with only 4M RAM and 120M
harddrive (I did it, but the method involved making a 120M disk image and
transfering it to the laptop ... )

  -spc (That one took me two days ... )
Received on Sat Jan 13 2001 - 04:14:23 GMT

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