Just anote: Right now most of my time is being consumed making the
lightweight window manager for SGSTEP called NuVu. SGSTEP itself will not
be actively developed on for a couple months.
"Frank D. Engel, Jr." wrote:
> I have an older Pentium-class system and have tried to boot the
> SimplyGNUStep CD using a boot disk (/CDROM/boot/image.fd). I tried
> with several CD-ROM drives (some of which I knew to be a bit flaky, and
> others which should have worked OK), but generally stalled after the CD
> was mounted, then the kernel showed the message "freeing unused kernel
> At this point, the console was in framebuffer mode (cute penguin in
> upper-left corner), the CD was mounted, and the console would respond
> to keyboard input (though the input was otherwise ignored -- just an
Thank you for trying it out!
I'm not sure why this happening. My guess is that glibc is sneaking by
being compiled with i686 optimizations. Since init is a shared binary, as
soon as it loads glibc, bamn!
The SGSTEP install discs are far from perfect and are going to need some
work. I'd like to move to SYSLINUX for booting the install disc.
I'm seriously thinking of stripping all of the source from the project and
uploading the remaining "skeleton" to CVS. This would change the source
tree from 3.5GB to something much, much smaller. Of course the source tree
will have to DL sources during the build process. This should enable us to
start working on the SourceTree together. Is anybody interested?
> The system has 16MB of RAM; is this not enough (I would have thought
> I'd get at least an appropriate error message in this case). INIT does
> not start.
Note that when NuVu is integrated into the system, it will require a Lot of
memory to function. NuVu double buffers the framebuffer and every window.
> I cannot currently test this on any other machine (but I will try to
> get BOCHS running under something when I have time, which may be a
> while. I did try with BOCHS on my SGI O2, but the 180MHz processor...
> or something... caused an EXTREMELY slow startup time, and BOCHS locked
> up part way through startup. BOCHS is slow.)
> I would like to try this, but have been unsuccessful in installing it.
> Any ideas would be appreciated.
Sorry, can't help you right now. Please be patient though and it will come
through for ya eventually!!
> Thank you!
> Frank D. Engel, Jr.
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