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Re: [vox-tech] floppy madness



If your wife wants windows 95, I have an old cd with key that can be booted
and installed by the cd rom.  I have installed windows so many times I know
it almost by heart.  If she doesn't want 95 I have 98  (both versions)
that's just the same.

You can have them so it can be all legal beagle.

Jimbo go go go go!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 9:57 PM
Subject: [vox-tech] floppy madness


> I bought an 80GB drive for an old dual PII motherboard (Gigabit
> GA-6BXD).  Ultimate goal is to move a previous Linux installation which
> is currently on a failing drive onto the new drive.
>
> BIOS can't detect the new drive at all.  It hangs on autodetection.
>
> Googling revealed that I need to update the BIOS of the motherboard to
> recognize drives greater than 64GB.
>
>
> I have win95 on a floppy.  Goal is to boot win95 and run the executable
> that upgrades BIOS.
>
> The trouble is, BIOS won't boot off the floppy.  It doesn't even
> recognize the floppy drive at boot.
>
>    * I moved the floppy to another, newer, computer and it booted off
>      the win95 floppy just fine.
>
>    * Cabling is good.  Switching the ribbon around, the drive light
>      doesn't go off, which means I had it right the first time.
>
>    * I set BIOS to boot off of "A" first.
>
>    * BIOS floppy autodetect is set to "enabled".
>
>    * It appears that the computer doesn't even *attempt* to read the
>      floppy at boot.
>
>    * When I boot Linux, I can mount the floppy with no problems.  I just
>      can't boot off it.
>
>    * In Linux, I used dd to copy and create a new win95 floppy, just in
>      case the problem is that the drive couldn't read the floppy made by
>      another drive.  Didn't work.  But considering the computer doens't
>      even make the attempt to read the floppy, I'm not surprised.
>
> I'm ready to get a new, smaller, drive.  Before I do, any suggestions on
> what could be preventing booting off the win95 floppy?
>
> Pete
>
> PS- Gigabyte sucks.  Their motherboards are decent, but their website
> crashes galeon and causes havoc and chaos with Opera.  Completely
> non-functional.
>
> -- 
> Make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler.  -- Albert Einstein
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