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Re: [vox-tech] advice for floppy disks
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Re: [vox-tech] advice for floppy disks



next person who mentions the word "backup" feels my legendary wrath.  :)

i can't use a cd.  i'm using an old pentium which can't boot off cd.

pete


begin Mark K. Kim <markslist@cbreak.org> 
> On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 
> > my application is a linux firewall.  the operating
> > system (or in this case, a piece of it) fits on a floppy.  you pop the
> > floppy in, turn the firewall machine on and walk away.  so you see,
> > i'm using the floppy as a *boot device*.  not for backup.
> 
> That's odd.  Floppies have never failed on me.  Maybe the disk drive is
> dirty inside?
> 
> Alternatively, you can make a CD boot image off of the floppy.  CDs use
> floppy images to boot, so it should be pretty straight forward to make
> bootable CDs out of floppies.  CDs are more reliable than floppies, I
> think...
> 
> -Mark
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