Subject: Re: Is there any other way to install besides boot floppies?
To: Perry E. Metzger <>
From: Ben Collver <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/17/2004 09:39:18
On Wed, Nov 17, 2004 at 12:01:16PM -0500, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> One tip -- I've found that floppies work a lot better when you
> re-format them yourself on the floppy drive that you are going to be
> booting them on. I typically get much lower error rates on those.

I can confirm that tip.  Another thing that saves grief is to do
something like "cmp /dev/rfd0a /path/floppy-image" to verify they are
indeed the same.  This is usually how I catch that a floppy has gone

I prefer CD or net boot.