[TUHS] 386BSD on Bochs & Qemu...

Carl Lowenstein carl.lowenstein at gmail.com
Mon Apr 26 03:32:51 AEST 2010

On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 2:28 AM, Jacob Goense <dugo at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>>> It got me curious about where 386BSD ended though. Did anyone save
>>> the 386BSD Reference CD-ROM Release 1.0 from /dev/null?
>> Yes, I have a copy.  It was pretty much useless.  All the
>> documentation was in some Microsoft format, and I couldn't read it.
>> Unfortunately Dr Dobbs has a copyright on it, or I could upload it for
>> the curious.

Using tools that were not available 15 years ago, Google search for
"windows+help+file+reader" leads me to, among others:
<http://helpexplorer.software.informer.com/> which looks promising.
Of course I don't have anything to try exercising it on.

> That's about what I understood from as well from reading this column
> at http://www.cfcl.com/rdm/tin/P/199503.shtml
>  "The 386BSD release CD-ROM includes a mixture of BSD and Jolitz code,
>  articles, and what have you. The files are hyperlinked with a global
>  glossary and index to illustrate the structure and interdependence in
>  the discussion of the system files.
> The stuff in WinHelp format being useless, ok, but what about the
> system on the CD, did you ever try booting and installing it?

Maybe WinHelp format has not changed over the decades.

    carl lowenstein         marine physical lab     u.c. san diego
                                                 clowenstein at ucsd.edu

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