[NTLK] Bootstrapping

L.W. Brown lwb at mac.com
Sat Aug 27 13:50:09 EDT 2016


Much more precise ;-]

L.W. Brown
LwBrown at Mail.com

> On Aug 27, 2016, at 9:28 AM, Jon Glass <jonglass at usa.net> wrote:
> 
> On Sat, Aug 27, 2016 at 6:05 PM Gene Beaird <bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> 
>> I thought a MP2K would boot without a memory card installed.  Isn't the OS
>> installed on the ROM built in to the device?
>> 
> 
> The simplified explanation is this. How does one connect to modern
> computers so one can install software necessary to connect to modern
> computers. Hence the "bootstrap" problem. The Flash cards have the software
> installed already on them, so you borrow the card, install the software
> from the card, and now you can connect to your new computer and to the
> internet. Problem solved. It's not about booting the Newton, but about the
> catch-22 problem of connecting to modern computers. HTH
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