Subject: Re: Boot Disks don't work :(
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Timo Schoeler <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> 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' ;)