Subject: Re: Boot Disks don't work :(
To: None <>
From: Timo Schoeler <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/14/2004 20:12:44
On Fri, 13 Aug 2004, David Laight wrote:

> Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 21:14:27 +0100
> From: David Laight <>
>> thx, i'll verify this (if it worked or not); nonetheless i wonder why the
>> 'official' boot disks seem to be affected?
> Hadn't spotted that bit - must learn to read properly!
> Do they boot in any other system?
> (going that far won't trash anything)

(fortunately ;) this is the only i386 i have, the rest is real computers, 
i.e. sparc(64), macppc etc.

> The boot floppy itself should contain a 'tar' archive if you skip
> the first 8k.


i got the 'problem' solved -- dd got the false of, which made it look like 
doing the right thing... but it did not. the solution is: 'think before 
you dd' ;)