Subject: RE: Unsuccessful chip replacement attempt
To: 'Graham Allan' <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Woyciesjes <DAW@yalepress3.unipress.yale.edu>
Date: 02/15/2002 11:11:46
> From: Graham Allan
> On Fri, Feb 15, 2002 at 09:52:21AM -0500, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> > > >>
> > > > Why not have it boot off the floppy, then it can mount the IDE
> > > >drives normally? IIRC, you can then remove the kernel floppy, and use
> > > >normally...
> > >
> > > Heh, but if you remove the floppy, then you had better be sure that
> > > you're present anytime it needs a reboot ;-)
> > >
> > > Mike
> > > --
> > >
> > Uh, too true. But also, who still uses floppies for storage anymore?
> > They're only for installing, and Multia kernels, right?
> True... we were sticking our Multias out in the wilds, as xterms for
> students whose advisors wouldn't buy them anything better (seriously,
> I've had long arguments about why I *won't* run a serial line to set up
> that old VT100 - though not for a couple of years!), so the floppy idea
> seemed a bit fallable to me. On the other hand... close the little
> flap, and who would even know the floppy drive was there?
Yep. But after having done support work at Quinnipiac Law School, I
would have to say you better superglue that little door shut, if you don't
want a student walking off with that floppy...
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