AMD64 boot floppies

Roger Marquis marquis at
Wed Jan 4 07:59:09 PST 2006

Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
> When I upgraded my old Celeron box a year ago, I had to buy a CDROM
> burner, so that I could burn the install CD for my new machine. Since
> than it is sitting idle in its slot.

You could also have purchased a USB-CD-RW or USB-DVD-RW.

The problem with floppies is their A) tendency to develop bad
sectors, and B) increasing rarity.  The lines of code needed for a
boot floppy would be much better spent on other bootable media,
Flash, DVD, etc, all of which would have larger and more
appreciative audiences.

Roger Marquis
Roble Systems Consulting

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