Subject: Re: newbie question
To: port-mac68k <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bradley R. Smith <email@example.com>
Date: 12/17/1999 21:54:33
You have to boot MacOS first and then run the Booter. There was some recent discussion about this and there are mulitple problems to be solved before MacOS-less booting will work. You can set the machine up to boot NetBSD automatically when MacOS boots, I believe. You set the Booter to boot when launched and then put it in the Startup items folder.
On 12/17/99 at 16:30, ahenderson@POMONA.EDU wrote:
> Alright, last night I spent several hours getting bsd on my quadra 610
> (8 meg ram, 258 meg hard drive, sd0b=20 meg-swap, sdoc=20 meg-/var,
> sd0a=everything else-/, there is no mac partition). I was able to install
> bsd without a mac partition by booting using the mac os 7.5.3 network
> access disk, then mounting a remote filesystem and running the installer
> etc. from the other machine. The intention is for this bsd box to run as
> a web/mail server for an organization at school, thus I did not see the
> need for a mac partion.
> The problem:
> Is there any way to boot bsd w/o a mac system? Right now, I am booting
> using the network access disk minus all the networking plus the booter.
> The machine takes a few minutes to boot the mac os, then I run the booter
> and bsd runs. Are there any utilites/extentions/whatever out there that
> would allow me to boot bsd w/o first booting mac? And where can I get
> them? I looked at the list archive and saw references to something called
> "das boot" but could not find any binaries, the site seemed to be dead and
> the archive was from '97.
> If it helps, I am running Linux on a b&w g3 and know Linux fairly well. I
> am an utter newbie to bsd (I thought it might be fun to play with). What
> I want is something like the Bootx extension.
> Thank you all for your help,