Subject: Re: Question on formatting software.
To: Patrick Killourhy <email@example.com>
From: Steven R. Weiss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/03/1994 10:20:12
Patrick Killourhy <email@example.com> wrote:
> ... my question is, now that we're aware that
> APS is commercial, does anyone know of any freeware/shareware formatting
> software that does A/UX partitions? If not, does someone want to write
> one? (I'm afraid it's beyond my abilities...)
No freeware or shareware that I know of.
Actually every hard disk sold comes bundled with a formatter that should
take care of formatting and installing drivers. What the MacBSD community
needs is only a freely available partitioner which can create all the types of
partitions needed by NetBSD/mac.
I'm not in a position to volunteer to do this, but it would help me
to understand the scope of the problem if I knew where to look to
find the layout of the boot blocks and partition map.
(NIM files? could be, that I can check later today).
I'm sure these layouts are well understood by some of you.
Just limiting the scope of a program to partitioning should greatly reduce
the difficulty and possibly mean we could have that program much sooner.
-srw Steve Weiss, Ann Arbor, Michigan firstname.lastname@example.org