Subject: Re: New to NEXT and NetBSD
To: None <>
From: Goran Koruga <>
List: port-next68k
Date: 04/18/2002 07:45:50
On Wed, Apr 17 2002, chauncey smith wrote:


> Hello everyone
> I've just scored a next cube that matches the
> supported hardware specs now. It is a color machine
> with a 21 inch monitor since I didn't see anything in
> the support specs about this I assume this won't be an
> issue. My questions are as follows. Since the Machine
> comes with Nextstep 3.3 user and is very small I want
> to perserve that so I'm swapping it for a 6GB scsi
> drive and I want to place NetBSD on the system. Is the
> only way to install this on a hard drive to
> NetInstall?
> or is there a way to build a boot floppy or something
> to install the system from CD rom?
> Also since it appears that you're working on SCSI
> support does that mean that the hard drive in the
> machine won't function?

I tried installing on SCSi disk in my NeXT station but I run into
problems. You'll find detailed description in the mail archives for this

> I'm also interested in keeping the unigue nextstep
> look and feel to the os so I plan on using Xwindows
> and Afterstep or window maker  as my widow manager is
> that a realistic hope with this os?

Lately someone posted a message about X for NeXT. Again, check mail
archive for the links.

> I look forward to helping out in any way that I can. I
> believe I'd like to write more documentation for the
> os since that seems to be where my talents lie. 
> Chauncey Smith
> Thanks in advance for all your help. 

Hope this helps a bit,

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