Subject: Re: NetBSD Advocacy
To: Thomas Mueller <>
From: Erik Huizing <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 07/14/2001 10:24:56
Actually, its more of a case that the floppy controller on the motherboard
is fried. I've tried a few drives that are known to work on other
machines. As for the CD-ROM, I can't boot off one (the BIOS is rather old)

// Erik Huizing

On Sat, 14 Jul 2001, Thomas Mueller wrote:

> from Erik Huizing <>:
> >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.