Subject: Re: mac system software version
To: William Colin Wood <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Allen Briggs <email@example.com>
Date: 07/31/1995 21:51:21
> The floppy is
> automatically ejected when the boot reaches single user mode (which makes
> me wonder just how much of the .Sony driver hooks are still sitting in
> memory and how easy would it be to write a floppy driver?).
I think .Sony is in the ROM which is available if you want to try and
hook into it. I, personally, don't care to mess with it. The reason
the floppy is ejected is that the boot is done by loading a shutdown
procedure and shutting the system down. The shutdown procedure copies
the kernel to address 0 and jumps to the kernel's entry point. The
floppy eject is part of the system shutdown mangler. Err.. manager.
Allen Briggs - end killing - firstname.lastname@example.org ** MacBSD == NetBSD/mac68k **
Where does all my time go? <a href="http://www.netbsd.org/">Guess.</a>