[TUHS] Mach for i386 / Mt Xinu or other

Jason Stevens jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com
Sun Feb 19 15:48:28 AEST 2017


Wow that'd be incredible!!!

I'd love to see how Mach 2.5/4.3BSD compared to the Mach 3.0/Lites 1.1 that
is as close as I've been able to find... I know about the NeXT stuff, as I
have NS 3.3 installed although running it on 'white' hardware gets harder
and harder as PC's get newer and the IDE controllers just are too feature
ful, and too new for NS to deal with, beyond it can only use 2GB disks
properly.  Obviously with no source or any way to get in to write drivers or
update the FFS on NeXTSTEP it's basically stuck in those P1 era machines, or
emulation.  There is even previous a 68030/68040 cube based emulator for
running all the 'native' versions.

archive what you can, I can only contribute minro things I stubmle uppon,
mostly by accident.

> ----------
> From: 	Atindra Chaturvedi
> Reply To: 	Atindra Chaturvedi
> Sent: 	Friday, February 17, 2017 11:47 PM
> To: 	jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com; tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org
> Subject: 	Re: [TUHS] Mach for i386 / Mt Xinu or other
> 
> Amazing - brings back memories. I was a Unix "enterprise IT user" not a
> "kernel developer guru" back in the day working at a pharmaceutical
> company and was responsible for moving the company off IBM 3090 and SNA to
> Unix and TCP/IP.
> 
> Used to buy the new Unix-like releases as they were available to stay
> current - including the Mt. Xinu Mach 386 distro. I still have it and will
> happily send it to the archives - if I can be guided a bit.
> 
> Ran the Mt. Xinu for many years as my home machine - it is pre-SCSI for
> booting ( needs ESDI disks ) but was very stable. So will need tweaking to
> boot/install. 
> 
> Happy to have worked in the mid-70 - 80's era when there were huge changes
> in computer hardware and software technology. I have my books and the
> software for all the cool stuff as it came out in those days - some day I
> will compile it and send it to where it can be better used or archived as
> history.
> 
> Atindra.
> 
> 
> 
> 	-----Original Message----- 
> 	From: jsteve at superglobalmegacorp.com 
> 	Sent: Feb 17, 2017 6:30 AM 
> 	To: "tuhs at minnie.tuhs.org" 
> 	Subject: [TUHS] Mach for i386 / Mt Xinu or other 
> 
> 
> 
> 	While testing a crazy project I wanted to get working I came across
> this ancient link:
> 
> 	 
> 
> 	
> http://altavista.superglobalmegacorp.com/usenet/b182/comp/os/mach/542.txt
> 
> 	 
> 
> 	--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<
> 
> 	 
> 
> 	Newsgroups: comp.os.mach
> 
> 	Subject: Mach for i386 - want to beta?
> 
> 	Message-ID: <1364 at mtxinu.UUCP>
> 
> 	Date: 2 Oct 90 17:12:19 GMT
> 
> 	Reply-To: scherrer at mtxinu.COM (Deborah Scherrer)
> 
> 	Organization: mt Xinu, Berkeley
> 
> 	Lines: 24
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> 
> 	Mt Xinu is currently finishing up its release of 2.6 MSD for the
> i386.
> 
> 	2.6 MSD is a CMU-funded standard distribution of the Mach kernel,
> 
> 	release-engineered with the following:
> 
> 	                2.5 Mach kernel, with NFS & BSD-tahoe enhancements
> 
> 	                Transarc's AFS
> 
> 	                X11R4
> 
> 	                most of the 4.3-tahoe BSD release
> 
> 	                Andrew Tool Kit
> 
> 	                Camelot transaction processing system
> 
> 	                Cornell's ISIS distributed programming environment
> 
> 	                most of the FSF utilities
> 
> 	                a few other nifty things
> 
> 	 
> 
> 	--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<
> 
> 	 
> 
> 	Was any of this stuff ever saved?  I know on the CSRG CD there is
> some buried source for Mach 2.5 although I haven't seen anything on where
> to even start to compile it, how or even how to boot it...  I know Mach is
> certainly not fast, nor all that 'small' but it'd be interesting to see a
> 4.3BSD on a PC!
> 
> 


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