restoring NeXTstep MO

Started by Andreas, July 26, 2016, 11:15:13 PM

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Andreas

...i have three MO from NeXTstep 2.0, all in a good shape, but formatted and written with other stuff und unfortunatly untouched one.
As far as i can remember someone have backed up all NeXTstep versions, but i don't remember the place.
How can i write back some content on a working NS 3.3 cube to get a original NS 2.0 OD back?

mikeboss

download the system images:

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

https://winworldpc.com/product/nextstep/

you first would have to restore the image to a harddrive, run the cube from it and afterwards use BuildDisk to write the OS to the optical disk.

regards,
michael
October 12, 1988 Computing Advances To The NeXT Level

Andreas

Quote from: "mikeboss"
you first would have to restore the image to a harddrive, run the cube from it and afterwards use BuildDisk to write the OS to the optical disk.

that's what I wanted to avoid. isn't there any a command to the image restore, like dd if=image.img of=/dev/roda bs=something?

mikeboss

this won't work because it's a 2.0 GB image of a harddrive. I'm afraid that you'll have to go the route I described...
October 12, 1988 Computing Advances To The NeXT Level

protocol7

In the absence of a dd image, there's a NS2.0 dump file here you can try.

Andreas

Quote from: "protocol7"In the absence of a dd image, there's a NS2.0 dump file here you can try.

Thank you, i will try it. Seems there is other interesting software on this server