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protocol7



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That makes sense. I would have been using the 030 emulation back then as 040 was still broken.

Good to hear that the 040 side is getting more fixes Smile
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balrog



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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd really like to get a hold of all these images!

Why not host on the Internet Archive? They are very happy to have this stuff and it generally stays up unless they receive a takedown request, which is very unlikely here. The upload page is at https://archive.org/upload .
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mikeboss



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it looks like somebody has uploaded the whole collection to MEGA:

[url]https://mega.co.nz/#!h0IRgRLT!WiceqJA2LIhPbWJZvR6CmJstPZwOdZrun8gYo1e-Row[/url]

using Google Chrome to download is highly recommended...
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gaspar



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got it!!

I didn't know there was a NS version 4.0

I do have a bunch of beta and interim versions with one_off patches.. (I'll upload when I have all the gear in one place)

thanks for the tip Very Happy

Last time I remember people were still bitchin' about not paying for the OS, etc.. I guess things have changed (for better in this case)


Not sure what to do from now if I wanted to boot off another drive.. (my Unix skills are very-very dusty. Downside from pushing paper all day).

-Gaspar
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Mominul



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@mikeboss you can donate the images to WinWorld.
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WinWorld is an online museum dedicated to the preservation and sharing of abandonware and pre-release software, as well as any and all knowledge associated with such works
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SomeGuy



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that NS 4 the NeXTStep 4.0 beta?

When I try to boot it, it asks for a User ID and password. What is it set to? "me" doesn't work.

Any chance of someone posting the original installation media for each? (I did find the NS 2.2, 3.2, and 3.0 images)
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NeXTnewbe



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SomeGuy wrote:
Is that NS 4 the NeXTStep 4.0 beta?

When I try to boot it, it asks for a User ID and password. What is it set to? "me" doesn't work.

Any chance of someone posting the original installation media for each? (I did find the NS 2.2, 3.2, and 3.0 images)


when I installed my NS 4.0 beta, the current usres were kept, so try to login with your normal account

if doesnt work, try ot find the way to reset the password (in this forum)

good luck
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SomeGuy



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What "normal account"?

I tried to reset the password as per the instruction on the forum, but the passwd command tells me that the users "root" and "me" do not exists.
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mikeboss



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

somebody posted bundles with the OS images I created and Previous (Windows version) on the WinWorld site. each release can be downloaded separately ->

http://t.co/z8FhsaeMd1
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tomaz



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 4:58 pm    Post subject: Re: WANTED: images of old system releases Reply with quote

mikeboss wrote:
over the past few days I've been busy creating fresh images of all NeXT operating system releases I could find in my collection. to create as small as possible files I erased the CF cards by overwriting them with zeroes before installing the system. these are all fresh installs, done on black hardware. the images have never been booted after the installation process has finished. they have been created by either using BuildDisk or by using original install media where available.


Do you have sector dumps of original pre-3.0 OD media in pristine form - never written to?
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mikeboss



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure that the image of 1.0a posted by gtnicol was one that only was booted during creation at the factory ->

http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2642&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=235
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I might have a clean 0.8 too... let me look.
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tomaz



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mikeboss wrote:
I'm pretty sure that the image of 1.0a posted by gtnicol was one that only was booted during creation at the factory ->

http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2642&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=235
Are those images still available somewhere - I can't seem to access them in the DropBox?
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mikeboss



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have the images and I just uploaded them to my webserver. I'll send you an e-mail with the link in a few minutes. here's the procedure I used to restore the image to an MO:

http://www.nextcomputers.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2642&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=248


EDIT: according to my e-mail history you already got the images on may 14th in 2014..????
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rcberwick



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi mikeboss,

do you mind saying how you dd'd the full images?
How did you capture the boot blocks?

I tried doing just a straight dd of /dev/sd0a, and this didn't
work for me (obviously - can't w/o boot blks...)
The size looks just a tad bit shorter compared to the 2.01G for your images.

Thanks for any tips.

mikeboss wrote:
UPDATE: NeXTSTEP 2.0 done!


NS 3.3 2.0GB (ZIP 86MB)
NS 4.0 got an image, might be completed in the near future
OS 4.0 2.0GB (ZIP 94MB)
OS 4.2 2.0GB (ZIP 94MB)



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