AMD64 boot floppies
jhb at freebsd.org
Wed Jan 4 08:23:06 PST 2006
On Wednesday 04 January 2006 10:59 am, Roger Marquis wrote:
> 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.
There isn't any code needed however.
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