Nextstep 3.3 (x86 floppy boot disk)

From: Frédéric Wailly <>
Date: Tue Aug 26 11:50:38 2003

On Thu, 3 Oct 2002, Owen Robertson wrote:
> on 10/3/02 12:30 AM, Lawrence Walker at wrote:

> > Actually there are Intel "white" Next's. Doubtfull they would be Pentium
> > based tho.
> I have a NeXTstep 3.x CD that says it contains the black and white (NeXT
> Intel) versions of the OS. So by 'Intel' does it mean PCs, or specialized
> Intel based hardware? I always thought it meant that it would run on 486
> higher PCs, but I haven't been able to get it to boot on any, which leads
> to believe that it isn't for generic Intel hardware. Or maybe I need a boot
> floppy which I don't have.

It runs just fine on Pentium systems, at least with the subset of video
and network cards it supports. Up until the end of 2000, DreamWork's
Animation used a variety of Dell Pentium systems, maybe even some PIIs,
for their pencil test stations. In 2001, we moved to Linux/Intel based

If you need a NEXTSTEP 3.3 boot floppy, I'll mail you an image which you
can use dd or rawrite.exe to put onto a 1.44MB floppy.



Is it possible to mail me this boot disk image (for booting NEXTSTEP 3.3 on a

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