Subject: Re: Installing NetBSD on 7300/200
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ralph Dratman <email@example.com>
Date: 02/02/2001 23:33:02
Mike and Henry, & the List,
Thanks for your replies. Yes, I might be interested in helping. Can't
make any big promises... but I could start by trying to understand
BootX. Where would I get the sources for that?
>On Thu, 1 Feb 2001 10:27:51 -0800, Henry B. Hotz pondered thusly:
>> Usually it comes up as: gee it would be nice if someone would make
>> NetBSD boot from BootX. The latter is under GPL, but it could be
>> handled the same way we handle gcc & friends, and the author has said
>> he will accept NetBSD patches. Also BootX will boot the older,
>> non-OF PPC Macs giving us a route to supporting them with derivatives
>> of the Mac68k drivers.
>> The down side is that BootX is not a NetBSD product and all of us
>> understand the tools we have a lot better than we understand BootX.
>> Feel like working on any of this stuff? Then you get to choose
>>how to fix it!
Whereas at 6:12 PM -0500 2/1/01, M L Riechers wrote:
>Sometimes we miss the oportunity to give others a glimpse of how and
>why certain things are done (or not done), and our motivations behind
>what we do, and the constraints we have to work under. This is a nice
>little gem that both explains our booting/OF frustrations, and answers
>a very common new user question.
>Any chance you could get it somewhere near a FAQ or How-To?