Subject: Re: My attempts to use NetBSD/Mac 1.0_BETA
To: Scott Kaplan <email@example.com>
From: David Leonard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 development...so 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 email@example.com
The University of Newcastle 4th year Engineering/CompSci student