Subject: Re: BSD Licenses
To: Hubert Chen , Lawrence Kesteloot <>
From: John E. Clark <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 03/29/1994 11:15:12
At 11:19 AM 3/28/94 -0500, Hubert Chen wrote:
>In message <>you scrawled:
> >
> >Yes, I agree that the tar files should fit on floppies.  Would 1.4M
> >be enough, or would everyone also want 800k? Compression support has
> >been added to the installer, so the next release may be considerably
> >easier to transport.  Plus, the installer already accepts split tar
> >files (thanks to Brad), so reconstruction is not necessary.
>I don't think people need 800k floppies. The only macs to come with
>800k drives are the Plus, and early SE's, which don't have MMU's
>anyways. So the only way someone would need an 800k floppy is if they
>had SE's upgraded to SE/30's without the superdrive upgrade and they
>wanted to urn MacBSD. Pretty miminal segment of the population if you
>ask me..

The Mac II came with 800k floppies, and it does have an '020 and MMU.
This has been a problem for me with MachTen and some other packages
that have blithly dismissed that format.

How many people still have such? Beat me, but at least one does.
John Clark