Dreaming of a lean installation method
davis at saw.net
Sat Apr 14 04:36:18 CDT 2007
> > I bought the MINIX version for the Atari ST and installed it, but
> >I used it as a toy, I don't remember recompiling the kernal. It had
> >full kernal source, and all the tools to rebuild....
> It sure came with the sources, but I'm 99.999999999999% certain you
> could not rebuild the kernal because no compiler was included in the
> >....I think you're mistaken saying it was useless.
> It certainly fulfilled it's aim of being a platform to learn about
> modern OS design and implementation, but without applications or a way
> to develop them, it's usefulness is ultimately limited (by what is
> included in the distribution).
> Don't forget, very few people had 'net access back then, those of us
> who were on-line were mostly on FidoNet and there was nothing online
> for Minix that I could find (and I tried pretty hard).
> >....supplied device access and process management was a good base to
> As long as you have a development tool.... :-)
> >....Anything with a prompt.
> LOL, the 6809 assembler I'm using at the moment is run from the
> command line (though I'm firing it up through a batch file and editing
> the source with "notepad" - who needs an IDE?).
> TTFN - Pete.
I can't believe that MINIX lacked a C compiler and a 68K assembler.
That's like giving away free cigarettes without matches. I googled
around and as far as I can tell, the tools did exist. I'm going to
install it on a emulator and see if you're correct.
To Be Continued....
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