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

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Mon Apr 26 18:07:00 AEST 2010


On Monday, 26 April 2010 at 19:03:33 +1200, Wesley Parish wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Apr 2010, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
>> On Saturday, 24 April 2010 at 16:28:41 +0200, Jacob Goense wrote:
>>>> I don't know if this is interesting to anyone, but I thought I'd share
>>>> that 386BSD will install on Bochs (although slowly, and it's prone to
>>>> crashing), however once the first patchkit is installed, it'll then run
>>>> on Qemu! (0.11.0, it seems the new bios layout of 0.12 is incompatible)
>>> Yes, I think it is very interesting to see what BSD was like on an x86
>>> around the time of the forks into Net- and FreeBSD. You can feel the
>>> itch to roll your own xBSD when messing around with it.
>>> 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.
> FWLIW, I also bought a copy, way back when, and I've just made an
> unencumbered version, containing only the 386BSD binaries, the
> 386BSD source trees, and the manuals.

That was my first intention too.  But read the copyright.  You're not
allowed to do distribute that.

> It contains only the BSD-copyright material; everything else appears
> to be Dr Dobbs-copyrighted, thus off-limits; but I'll upload the
> tar.bz2 file (2MB) if people feel it's needed.

Did you find a Dr Dobbs copyright notice anywhere on the CD?  Or
elsewhere?  All I saw was a printed mention of Dr Dobbs along with the
Jolitzes and UCB around the bottom of the CD.

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