Number: 2081

Date:  6-Sep-84 14':45':38

Submitter: Masinter

Source: Masinter

Subject: want Prometheus/Hello merged, more sensible commands, have it "know" how many floppies to expect

Assigned To: 

Attn: JFung.pasa, Raim.pasa

Status: Open


Problem Type: 

Impact: Moderate




System: Other Software

Subsystem: Installation Utility

Machine: 1108


Lisp Version:  4-Sep-84 19':45':00

Source Files: 

Microcode Version: 5124

Memory Size: 7167

File Server: 

Server Software Version: 


Description: Date': 25 AUG 84 16':26 PDT'
Subject': prometheus'
To':   JFung.pasa'
cc':   1100Support, LispSupport'
I''ve verified that I have all of the sources for prometheus available here, and have been able to rebuild a prometheus from sources. I think we are now in a position to make some modifications to suit our needs.'
The desire of course is to get a version of Hello that could install from floppy, PUP or NS host, and would also take a script. If we had that, it would solve most of our installation needs. People could use the script if they wanted, or change it around, e.g., if they wanted to partition their disk a different way.'
Do you have a list of "wishes" for Prometheus? '
I think, for example, that it would be resonable to add a "Install Lisp Sysout" command that would know how many floppies were to come, might take variations in the floppy name, and would extend the virtual memory appropriately. '
I don''t know what else is desired.'


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