[OFFER] NextStep 4.0 beta

https://archive.org/download/NeXTOSIMAGES/NeXT_NEXTSTEP_4.0_PR1_(beta).rar

Self exclamatory.
If you guys want to upload the OS images, here’s the link for that too:
https://archive.org/download/NeXTOSIMAGES/NeXT_OS_IMAGES.zip

I had no idea there was even a NextStep release that predates the name being changed to OpenStep.
(If you guys already have this then please disregard)

Comments

  • Are there instructions on how to install from this image? This is the same CD image that has been floating around for a while, but it looks badly borked to me. The CD is not in a format that NextStep/OpenStep recognizes, and the M68k boot floppy is invalid.

  • The only way to write said images is through dd.

  • Then you clearly have not tried this for yourself. The images are completely and totally FUCKED UP.

    Some retard copied the files from the CDs to his hard drive and then burned the files to an ISO image. Using “GENISOIMAGE ISO 9660/HFS FILESYSTEM CREATOR (C) 1993 E.YOUNGDALE (C) 1997-2006 J.PEARSON/J.SCHILLING (C) 2006-2007 CDRKIT TEAM”

    This lost any boot data, and put it in an ISO/Joliet format, that NextStep knows absolutely nothing about. They likely lost other important data as well. There is no way to convert it back.

    The first two Intel boot disks look OK-ish, but the driver disk are 1.6MB. These should have been dumped with ImageDisk, and can NOT be written with “dd” or a normal raw-writeer. Without the geometry info, it is useless.

    And the Openstep4-Pr1m68kInstall.img floppy disk image is empty garbage. It seems to contain an empty CD ISO image – how did they manage THAT?

    So in otherwords, this is useless garbage and shall not be posted on winworld.

  • Okay I understand now. Any possibility of finding a working copy?

  • edited February 13

    @SomeGuy said:
    Then you clearly have not tried this for yourself. The images are completely and totally FUCKED UP.

    Some retard copied the files from the CDs to his hard drive and then burned the files to an ISO image. Using “GENISOIMAGE ISO 9660/HFS FILESYSTEM CREATOR (C) 1993 E.YOUNGDALE (C) 1997-2006 J.PEARSON/J.SCHILLING (C) 2006-2007 CDRKIT TEAM”

    This lost any boot data, and put it in an ISO/Joliet format, that NextStep knows absolutely nothing about. They likely lost other important data as well. There is no way to convert it back.

    The first two Intel boot disks look OK-ish, but the driver disk are 1.6MB. These should have been dumped with ImageDisk, and can NOT be written with “dd” or a normal raw-writeer. Without the geometry info, it is useless.

    And the Openstep4-Pr1m68kInstall.img floppy disk image is empty garbage. It seems to contain an empty CD ISO image – how did they manage THAT?

    So in otherwords, this is useless garbage and shall not be posted on winworld.

    There must be a way that we could somehow extrapolate the geometry, boot data, etc. based on similar physical media. If we have a working copy of the final NeXTSTEP 4.0, it could make the process easier.

    Then again, this cobbling together (if someone does decide to try it) would not make it fully authentic; as a result, it may not be posted on WinWorld.

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