Subject: Re: /rescue, crunchgen'ed?
To: Lennart Augustsson <>
From: Johnny Billquist <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/30/2002 14:40:13
On Fri, 30 Aug 2002, Lennart Augustsson wrote:

> That doesn't really help.  I had a disk crash recently that consisted of 
> a few scattered
> sectors on the disk suddenly being unreadable.  Before this point in 
> time everything
> was fine, but suddenly... BOOM.  And after that, you had to be very 
> careful which
> executables you tried to run.  A crunchgened /rescue would probably have 
> meant
> that I was hosed at that point.  But if you have an old machine you 
> probably have
> a floppy to boot from at that point.

"Old machine" as in old IBM-compatible PC, I assume, which isn't really
that old. Boot floppy? Never seen one for my VAX-8650... :-)


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