Northstar Horizon boot disks

Fred Cisin cisin at
Mon Apr 5 15:34:46 CDT 2010

On Mon, 5 Apr 2010, dwight elvey wrote:
> Hi Allison
>  What Dave is talking about is a bootstrapping ROM monitor that can be
> used to create a boot disk. That is exactly what he is providing.
>  He is quite aware of the problem of the chicken and egg.

Dave is quite cognizant of the bizarre requirements to "Bootstrap".
Having an EPROM programmer on another machine really helps a lot!

The term originated from the exploits of Baron Von Munchausen.  He was
sinking into a swamp, with nothing overhead nor to the sides to grab hold
of.  So, he reached down, and grabbed his own boot straps, pulled up on
them, and lifted himself (and his horse!) out of the mire.
Or so he claimed.

It's a great metaphor!

Grumpy Ol' Fred     		cisin at

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