[NTLK] Bootstrapping

Jeff Fischbach jmfischbach at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 12:19:02 EDT 2016


You're absolutely right. The problem comes in terms of evolving the use of
the device beyond stock. Effectively, the MP is a "walled garden". These
days, it's become difficult to interface with it. The community has clearly
done a lot, where Apple stopped it's updates.

In my case, I don't even have the proper cabling. But, that's just an
economic hurtle. For around  $60, I could ebay the MP2000 serial connector,
then interface that with a usb to serial adapter, and install drivers,
designed by enthusiasts via a transfer program, also designed by
enthusiasts. All to utilize a wifi card that makes the rest unnecessary and
obsolete.

Or, with proper drivers on a memory card, and an Ethernet/Wi-Fi card, all
that can be circumvented. It's a shortcut.

On Aug 27, 2016 9:05 AM, "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?
>
> Gene Beaird,
> Pearland, Texas
>
> On Aug 27, 2016, at 11:00 AM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:
>
> >
> > ------------------------------
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> > Message: 2
> > Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:21:18 -0700
> > From: "L.W. Brown" <lwb at mac.com>
> > To: newtontalk at newtontalk.net
> > Subject: Re: [NTLK] NewtonTalk Digest, Vol 32, Issue 15
> > Message-ID: <B69AF2CC-B119-455F-9332-5E26D8F9EF9A at mac.com>
> > Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
> >
> > That much even I say  ;-]
> > A rough-but-ready translation: an insertable ?card" with certain
> software on it that you need to install, but that also needs to be
> available during boot-up so that non-original-but-still-necessary
> functions can be performed; having that software on an inserted card during
> boot-up allows the functions to be completed during boot-up, and then
> allows the function-programs to be installed more permanently on the Newt
> after boot-up.
> > Usually boot-strap cards were loaned among members of our little
> community, but it?s been a while, so none may be left...
> >
> > L.W. Brown
> > LwBrown at Mail.com
> >
> >> On Aug 26, 2016, at 10:51 AM, Michael Sheflin <sheflinm at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >> I'm even later to the game.  What's a bootstrap card?
> >
> >
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