[RC5] Idea

Barry Nathan barryn at pobox.com
Mon Nov 24 16:34:41 EST 1997


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gindrup at okway.okstate.edu <gindrup at okway.okstate.edu> wrote:

>     Hmmm...  This makes me wonder about dedicated clients --
machines with 
>     bits and pieces borrowed from a legitimate OS on the machine,
but 
>     booted to run the Bovine client exclusively.  I imagein
something like 
>     the DOS client, boot (to Protected Mode) code, TCPIP stack from 
>     whatever the machine would normally use...  Surely this could
all fit 
>     on a boot floppy...

If you have a bite-size (no pun intended) Finder replacement (such as
SilverLauncher from SilverLining), you can do this on a Mac. I haven't
tried putting TCP/IP onto a RC5 boot floppy, but there's certainly
enough room for MacTCP if you do the trick right (one essential thing,
besides replacing the Finder with a small clone, is to "strip" the RC5
binary so that it has only PPC or only 68K code).

This kind of setup is what I'm using on my PowerBook 150 right now...

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