Subject: Re: Lets boot NetBSD without the MacOS
To: SUNAGAWA Keiki <>
From: David A. Gatwood <>
List: port-mac68k
Date: 02/23/1999 10:42:21
On Wed, 24 Feb 1999, SUNAGAWA Keiki wrote:

> good.  Old Macs are easily available in store now, but
> little of them have System installed.  System (MacOS) are
> not free software...

I would suspect that the system software follows the hardware in license,
though I'm certainly not a lawyer....  :-)

Regardless, though, for whatever this is worth, old versions of MacOS are
downloadable from Apple's ftp site.  I _think_ it goes all the way through
7.5 now, but it may just be through 7.1 or something.  Any machine that
runs NetBSD-mac68k should be able to run that, though.  Obviously, though,
you still need access to a machine that's running MacOS to download it and
write the image files to a series of floppies.  :-)


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