WHAT'S BEST? A UNIX BBS OR A DOS BBS?

WHAT'S BEST? A UNIX BBS OR A DOS BBS?

Post by Darryl Pla » Wed, 17 Nov 1993 06:11:26




> Hi,

>   I just want to know what is best to have, a unix bbs or a dos bbs
> ? It is seems to me that a dos bbs can be more friendly than a
> unix (ansi rip graphics e.t.c) but unix more powerfull. Or unix
> bbs can be more user friendly? How about some good unix bbs's that
> are user friendly and support awesome graphics?
> Any opinions are welcomed!

>                                                   Constantine

Both DOS and UNIX BBS's must have their strong points, but I can think of
one big advantage of a UNIX BBS: it can be much more easily run from a
distance, allowing the sysop to go on vacation, or get away for the
weekend, and still run his or her BBS.
 
 
 

WHAT'S BEST? A UNIX BBS OR A DOS BBS?

Post by Superuser - Rashid Karim » Thu, 18 Nov 1993 17:23:29


                                Hi !


> Subject: WHAT'S BEST? A UNIX BBS OR A DOS BBS?

>   I just want to know what is best to have, a unix bbs or a dos bbs
> ? It is seems to me that a dos bbs can be more friendly than a
> unix (ansi rip graphics e.t.c) but unix more powerfull. Or unix
> bbs can be more user friendly? How about some good unix bbs's that
> are user friendly and support awesome graphics?
> Any opinions are welcomed!

        If you have _now_ two machines - one under DOS & another under Unix ,
        you should pick up Unix based one .
        IMHO Unix itself is a BBS ( I mean network support which is now
        essential part of about every Unix ).
        So one can create a simple BBS by a few shell scripts ... There are also
        a few special BBS emulating apps. for Unix .
        The DOS one is cheaper ... & ugly - as it should add multiuser
        facility to _DOS_ . It's very hard to make BMW from bysicle by
        just polishing it ...

        BTW allmost all BBS packages for DOS have funny login pictures ...
        if you need _this_ ...

        SY

Rashid Karimov (SysAdm). "If you want to make enemies,try to change something."

  Saratov, Russia.
7-8452-984157,984158

 
 
 

1. lilo error L BB BB BB BB BB

Hello,
I am trying to install debian potato on an elderly system, where
hda-disk is 120MByte and therefore shall host only the /boot - section,
which is mounted to a
10MByte-Partition (/hda1). The rest resides on hde, which a 30GB-HD on
an
promise-controller.

My Problem: After installing debian with some boot parameters for the
controller
and the hde-disk it boots well from the rescue-floppy, but not from hard
disk.
Lilo hangs, showing on the screen:
L BB BB BB BB
and adding a new "BB" every second.

I checked the geometry of hda against BIOS, fdisk, bootmessage and lilo,
they
are identical. I used another location on /hda (perhaps some blocks are
bad?),
but it didn't help.

Could anyone help? What does the Lilo-Message mean? How can I fix this
problem?

Thanks,
Uwe

My output from lilo -v -v -v is

LILO version 21.5-1 beta, Copyright (C) 1992-1998 Werner Almesberger
'lba32' extensions Copyright (C) 1999,2000 John Coffman

Reading boot sector from /dev/hda
Merging with /boot/boot.b
Device 0x0301: BIOS drive 0x80, 5 heads, 901 cylinders,
               53 sectors. Partition offset: 53 sectors.
Secondary loader: 8 sectors.
Device 0x0301: BIOS drive 0x80, 5 heads, 901 cylinders,
               53 sectors. Partition offset: 53 sectors.
Boot image: /vmlinuz
Device 0x0301: BIOS drive 0x80, 5 heads, 901 cylinders,
               53 sectors. Partition offset: 53 sectors.
Setup length is 8 sectors.
Mapped 0 sectors.
Added Linux *
    <dev=0xb0,hd=0,cyl=11,sct=112>
    "ro root=2101 BOOT_FILE=/vmlinuz ide2=0x1030,0x1042
     ide3=0x1038,0x1046 hde=59554,16,63"
Skipping /vmlinuz.old
/boot/boot.0300 exists - no backup copy made.
Map file size: 13824 bytes.
Writing boot sector.

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