Nuke Richmond

From: Iggy Drougge <>
Date: Sat Jan 13 11:28:03 2001

Sean 'Captain Napalm' Conner skrev:

>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).

I installed NetBSD 1.1 on an i386, and save for finding a compatible NIC, it
went rather well. The most fluid installation must have been when I installed
1.4 on a pmax (DECstation), though.
I could see why it would be quirky on a Mac, though.

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

Definitely not. Sadly.

> 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 ... )

The NetBSD READMe said that more than 4 MB was recommended, so installed two
SIMMs so that I'd get 6 MB. =)

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