Things I've written down that I might want to reference later.
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Author: Robbie D <>
Date:   Thu, 16 May 2019 13:00:45 -0500

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diff --git a/ b/ @@ -0,0 +1,17 @@ +# Installing Plan 9 from Bell Labs + +## 1: About + +[Plan 9 from Bell Labs]( is a strange sort of research operating system that I have been curious about for a long time. I don't know how I originally came across it, but it's the sort of thing that once you start seeing it, you start seeing it everywhere. Since it first came to my attention, it's been the sort of thing I think about every once in a while as something I'd like to install some day, just to play with. + +But like many weekend projects, the idea is there, but it gets pushed back by more important things, like home repairs, and spending time with other human beings. Other human beings... Hmm... If only there were some way to combine my desire to play with Plan 9, with my desire to play with other humans. + +Of course! The [Tildeverse](! One of the best things about the tildeverse is people willing to try strange, new things. Maybe esoteric research operating systems? So I thought, wouldn't it be funny if there were a tilde server based on Plan 9? What would that be like? If nothing else, it would give me a chance to figure out how to use Plan 9, and would be more like the original intent of the OS, with multiple users connecting to shared services, rather than one user mucking about on a PC. + +So, since I already own the domain (Yes, I'm one of *those* people), I thought it only made sense to make Plan 9 from! I also need to keep notes because I'm also *that* type of person. Hopefully, these notes will be useful to you! + +## 2: Installation + +Since I'm not particularly interested in hosting this thing in my house, I'll be using [Vultr]( (Affiliate link), and my instructions will be specifically catered toward that platform. But they'll probably be similar enough to DigitalOcean or any other VPS provider you might be using. + +Since Vultr doesn't allow uploading through a web browser, and the official page distributes the ISO in a bzip, you will need to download it, unzip it, and host it somewhere.