Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Plan 9 machine running

Erik Quanstom's 9atom.iso build of 9load correctly finds my motherboard specifics and can install a Plan 9 system on my old machine making it such that I don't need to buy a new one. (hooray!)

In the process of figuring this all out, I learned that a Google SoC project "9null" can use Plan 9 to boot Plan 9 directly, rather than 9load which is a significant subset of plan 9 to boot plan 9.

Seems like this should just be easier for the smaller Plan 9 community to maintain. I've not tried 9null out yet, but I'm pretty anxious to give it a go.

This weekend looks like it might be a good time for some of those side projects.

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