[NTLK] Bootstrapping

Gene Beaird bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net
Sat Aug 27 12:05:00 EDT 2016

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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> 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
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> 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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