[NTLK] Bootstrapping

Jeff Fischbach jmfischbach at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 12:20:28 EDT 2016


BTW, I have close friends in Pearland. Spent some time there a few years
back. Seems like a great community.

On Aug 27, 2016 9:19 AM, "Jeff Fischbach" <jmfischbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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