Subject: Re: NetBSD Advocacy
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Thomas Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/14/2001 01:35:42
from Erik Huizing <email@example.com>:
>Here's my predicament: my machine's floppy disk drive doesn't work
>anymore, and I don't have a cdrom to boot off of.
Could you buy a replacement floppy disk drive? I have seen prices like $12.99
+ sales tax here (USA). ATAPI CD-ROM drives are also very cheap, nothing like
over $400 that I paid in 1993 for Texel 2x internal SCSI CD-ROM bundled with
Trantor T130B SCSI card. I think you can get an ATAPI CD-ROM for $50 US or
less. This Texel CD-ROM is still running good, outlasting two external Iomega
Zip drives, 100 MB and 250 MB, on the same SCSI.