cracked out floppy install

daniel danstemporaryaccount at
Tue Feb 8 10:39:22 PST 2005

On February 8, 2005 01:34 pm, Loren M. Lang wrote:
> with no errors if the floppies good.  I also have a not of trouble
> finding good floppies to boot from.  Just keep trying over and over.  If
> both dd and diff succeed then it's probably something else that's the
> matter.  I think sometimes floppy drives can be slightly out of
> adjustment of each other so one drive may have trouble reading the
> contents of a floppy made on a different drive so I try to use the same
> computer when I can to man the floppy and boot from it.

wow.  alright, you've just convinced me to transplant the hard drive to 
another machine and boot from there.  it'll install faster and i won't have 
to worry so much about the reliability of floppies.

the trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure
and the intelligent are full of doubt.
  - bertrand russell

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