Subject: looking for NEWS-OS
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Walter Belgers <email@example.com>
Date: 07/04/2004 20:06:00
First mail of 2004 ;-)
I have three NEWS 68k systems (1750, 1850 and 712). To stay on-topic:
I've installed NetBSD 1.6 onto the 1750.
I want to get the 1850 and 712 running as well. As NetBSD does not
support them, I will have to run NEWS-OS. I do have tape and floppy
images of NEWS-OS 4.x for 68k but the 'MTINST' floppy seems to be
corrupt. Also, there's the problem that the NEWFS floppy expects a 268MB
drive and nothing else. I had to binary edit the floppy to get the
kernel to recognise my hard disk and to be able to actually get to a
shell and run disklabel/newfs. Running disklabel also fails (with a / is
So, the main question is: does anybody on the list know where to get a
working NEWS-OS 68k? Since this is end-of-life and very old, I suppose
it won't be a big problem to give away/get/use these.
Any other pointers are also welcome. I tried fj.sys.news, other than
that there's not much out there that's not Japanese.
Walter Belgers "Si hoc signum legere potes, operis boni in rebus
firstname.lastname@example.org Latinis alacribus et fructuosis potiri potes!"