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pentium



Joined: 23 Jun 2006
Posts: 1148
Location: Kamloops, BC

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:03 pm    Post subject: Success!! Reply with quote

After a year of searching for my very own NeXT system I finally made contact with a guy in the bay area willing to part with his system!
For $100 USD (excluding shipping), I became the owner of a NeXTstation color with the keyboard, mouse, sound box, monitor etc. and a laser printer!
It's not my dream cube with dimension board but you can't complain about this.
what should I do when it arrives? Place it under the tree and not set it up until the 25th? Laughing

BTW: This is my first stem into a new OS. Prior to powering it up, is there anything I need to be aware of and is the documentation for NS avalible in .pdf form?
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crimsonRE



Joined: 29 Jan 2006
Posts: 68
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the seller not guaranteeing that the machine runs? Just a make sure he/she sends you the root password (if one has been set up, though there is a solution to this problem), and have a cruise through the threads in the 'Black Hardware' and 'Nextstep/Openstep Software' forums for solutions to common problems often encountered with machines coming from someone else's computing environment (hardware passwords, net booting vs. disk & Netinfo issues are the most common).

If a copy of the OS on CD included in the package you could probably look at the documentation on there - provided you have a box running Linux on which to mount the CD (since the CD has a Next-style ufs on it). I believe there are two copies of everything in the OS on the CD - one all put together in Next packages for installing the OS, and another in regular hierarchical form that's easy to get at should you accidentally blow away a particular file or directory.

Otherwise, Randy Rencsok has the Admin. Guide online at
http://www.channelu.com/NeXT/NeXTStep/3.3/nsa/index.html
though his website seems to be down at the moment...

The man pages are online at
http://www.vorlesungen.uni-osnabrueck.de/informatik/shellscript/Html/Man/_Man_NeXT_html/

Cheers,
crimsonRE
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pentium



Joined: 23 Jun 2006
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Location: Kamloops, BC

PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks man.
The system is pretty much complete and it does run.
There is no mention of a forgotten password.
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