Subject: Re: My attempts to use NetBSD/Mac 1.0_BETA
To: Scott Kaplan <>
From: David Leonard <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 10/22/1994 11:05:14
> freezes.  Also, if I try to run adduser (which I can't seem to find
> anywhere, but that's another question), I get a "adduser: command not
> found", the "#" prompt, and an immediate lockup.
> While I thought this might have something to do with my settings--that
> these lockups might not happen in multiple-user mode, or that the
> non-contiguous memory problem of the IIci wasn't completely fixed and I'd
> have to go to 4 megs.  So I tried rebooting MacBSD with every combination
> of these seeting.  While it seems to take closer to 10 commands under 4
> megs of RAM, I still suffer from these lockups.
> So, am I goofing something up?  Or is this just the instability we were
> warned about?  Or is it my machine architechture?
> Other questions.  As mentioned earlier, I couldn't find adduser.  Forgive
> my lack of UNIX administration knowledge, but is there something else I
> should be using here?  Or is this just missing?  Second question...what
> about X11?  To be release later when other problems are ironed out?
> Mostly I'm interested in getting this running so that I might be of help on
> Ethernet driver if I'm just being a horrible novice about
> setting up a UNIX machine, please try not to come down too hard on me.

i think `vipw' and `man 8 passwd' are the commands you are looking for
(not sure about the 8)

X11? `real men' don't use X :) 

X is still in the pipeline it seems; see list archive

This list is great for posting ill-informed questions and ill-informed answers!

My IIsi has a similar experience to locking up after about 5-10 commands;
however I get to see the "MMU panic" message and vital statistics on the 
console.  Since you change the size of your memory and the hanging symptoms
differ I would hazard that it is something to do with the way the MMU is
set up to handle the non-contiguous memory (could be a boundary condition 

(wish I had more time)

David Leonard                
The University of Newcastle            4th year Engineering/CompSci student