|From:||"Greg 'groggy' Lehey" <grog@xxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Wed, 3 Aug 2005 10:02:40 +0930|
On Monday, 1 August 2005 at 20:14:12 -0700, Bruce R. Montague wrote: > > > Hi, re: >> [misplaced attribution to Greg Lehey] >>> On Monday, 1 August 2005 at 21:28:14 -0400, David Rhodus wrote: >>> On 8/1/05, Greg 'groggy' Lehey <grog@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >>>> Since Alex was talking about 386BSD, I should point out that Bill >>>> Jolitz also wrote a book about it. I've had it in my hands and >>>> browsed through it, and it didn't look too bad, but I didn't buy it >>>> (pretty much the only BSD book I don't have). It's not very relevant >>>> nowadays. >>>> >>>> Greg >>> >>> I assume your talking about this book : >>> http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN%3D1573980269/openbsdA/103-1042707-6979066 >> >> Yes, that looks like it. > > If you're stomping around in 386BSD, you might find > of interest the 11 articles written by Lynne and > William Jolitz in the January through November 1991 > editions of Dr. Dobbs Magazine. These should be > accessible at most good research libraries. This > series of articles was entitled "Porting Unix to the > 386". Their book and the articles seem somewhat > similarly flavored. Yes, this was in fact my introduction to BSD. I also bought a very expensive CD-ROM with "386BSD V 1.0" from Dr. Dobbs. It contains the complete text of the articles in some obsolete Microsoft format. If anybody's interested, *and if the license permits*, I'll make them available. > Incidently, their book is labled "Volume 1", were there ever any > other volumes? I think I saw a volume 2 at the same time. It's been a while, and my memory may be playing tricks. > Also as an aside, Linus Torvalds announced the first public version > of Linux in August 1991 and in his announcement message noted that > he had started working on Linux around April. In an interview > somewhere, Linus noted that he was aware of the Dr. Dobbs 386BSD > articles and found them interesting. The first couple of 386BSD > articles described how to bootstrap a system on the 386. Yes, I know he was aware of BSD at the time. It's quite possible that he used the information. Greg -- Finger grog@xxxxxxxxx for PGP public key. See complete headers for address and phone numbers.
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