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Old 06-30-2002, 10:56 AM   #1
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Question darwin on intel?

I am just dipping my toes in unix and wonder if it would be possible to explore/play with darwin on an old PII. Can I extract the unix pkg from the OSX CD and burn readable disk for the PII? Install on a partitioned hard drive and learn on an expendable system?

Or is this way too complex for a good return on time invested?
Thanks, Yardcat
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Old 06-30-2002, 11:05 AM   #2
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No, that's a PPC binary and won't do you much good. Go to the Darwin site and get the x86 1.4.1 image. Be sure to read the release notes, and don't expect a lot of driver support, beyond the basics.
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Old 07-01-2002, 08:35 AM   #3
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Thanks, you are right. It won't do much good in OS X form. Is FreeBSD very similar to Darwin? or x86?

Another question; On the OS X Install disk there is Optional Install/BSD Subsystem. Is this useful for?

Thanks for your answers. Seems like you read and reread to make incremental progress. Yardcat
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