Subject: Re: boot floppy disk2 trouble.
To: Hisashi T Fujinaka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Paul (NCC/CS) <email@example.com>
Date: 02/01/2005 23:41:36
Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:
> Just as another data point, I had to use a half-dozen brand new floppies
> (probably not as brand new as I would have hoped) before I got a pair
> that worked. This took several hours of experimenting. Plus, the
> floppies passed fdformat without errors.
> Floppies are not very reliable any more (if they ever were).
thks to all for help.
I tried for quite a while with floppies today and had
alot of trouble just formatting them and dd'ing them.
then they didn't work at booting anyway.
i think i've learned my lesson.
floppies just aren't a long term way of bootin the machine.
the disks and the drives age too much.
a few years ago it would work ok. but now they are too stuffed.
I grabbed the cd ISO and had it installed in 30mins.:)
> On Mon, 31 Jan 2005, Paul (NCC/CS) wrote:
> > i've tried 2 different floppies, same result.
> > but floppy 1 works & another backup floppy
> > reads ok.
> > how to read them to verify?
> > I tried to mount it but that doesn't work.
> > thks,
> > p.
> > matthew green wrote:
> >> could you please verify that the floppy disks you are using are
> >> stable and you can re-read the data off them identically? my
> >> first reactin oto floppy install failures is to blame the floppy's
> >> themselves...
> >> otherwise maybe they're just broken and haven't been tested until
> >> now ;-)
> >> .mrg.
> Hisashi T Fujinaka - firstname.lastname@example.org
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