[TUHS] Why BSD didn't catch on more, and Linux did

Arrigo Triulzi arrigo at alchemistowl.org
Wed Feb 7 20:44:14 AEST 2018

On 7 Feb 2018, at 09:39, emanuel stiebler <emu at e-bbes.com> wrote:
>> To install Linux (I cut my teeth on SLS 0.99pl(largelyforgotten) ) you
>> had to do something with sectors and the like. And if you didn't know
>> about sectors, you screwed up and learnt damn fast. It's quite an
>> education re-installing something because the file system won't fit on
>> the miniscule partition you've made for it, and you pay attention this
>> time!!!
> But wasn't it the same on *BSD too? If you didn't have a disk which was
> supported, and had the right entries already you sat there for a while
> with the calculator ;-)

Absolutely. In those days it was all about CHS numbers (I also cut my teeth with 0.12 floppies and then SLS, I recently found my X1-X10 “white” floppies with the X11 packages…).


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