Subject: Re: Making bootable fdsets, Copying Win95
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 10/27/1999 01:33:36
[Why email@example.com moved this to current-users I don't know, but it
might as well stay here, I s'pose.]
>> (The real need is to fix a Windows box that won't boot, and I intend
>> to do it by cloning the disk from another box that is fine. [...])
> This often won't work because FAT filesystems change shape depending
> on the disk's c/h/s geometry, so it's conceptually impossible to copy
> one from one disk to another without understanding the filesystem,
> unless both disks are of identical geometry.
I wouldn't even consider this unless the disks were identical. (So far
I haven't investigated in detail, but the machines are part of a pile
of about two dozen all bought together that are at least supposed to be
> [...Windows recovery goop...]
A trifle off-topic for current-users, perhaps, but I'll save it in case
I have to resort to it. It is NT, though, not 95, that I need to patch
up...so it may not work. But I'll save it anyway, in case.
>> how do the multi-floppy sets work?
> They are USTARFS. [...] /usr/src/distrib/i386/floppies/fdset*
Thank you. I'll poke around.
7D C8 61 52 5D E7 2D 39 4E F1 31 3E E8 B3 27 4B