Re: getting /bin files for debian unstable x86
On Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 05:16:25PM -0400, Cyanide Morgoth Calcuterm wrote:
> >===== Original Message From "Karsten M. Self" <email@example.com> =====
> >on Thu, Apr 05, 2001 at 04:28:45PM -0400, Cyanide Morgoth Calcuterm
> (anime@MailAndNews.com) wrote:
> >> > - OK, you don't have a backup system. Buy a DAT drive for $400 and a
> >> > handful of tapes. Or a CDW or CDRW system. But I'd prefer tape.
> >> $400 USD cost more than my computer cost
> >Completely irrelevant.
> I wish I could say that. I'm a student I don't have extra cash.
Me, too. Here is another option: find another computer (perhaps a
friend's) with some free space on it and put the drive from the borked
system in it. Then boot that machine with a rescue disk. You can
mount the borked disk and the disks with extra space, back up the
first to the second as described, reinstall, and restore.
If you stick $5 a week in a book somewhere, you could have a CD-RW by
Christmas. It's worth it, just so you don't have to go through this
> And I will do just that when I have a computer that dosn't cost less than the
I recently bought a monitor stand for my computer, which is a few
years old, to save desk space. Later I had a friend tell me that he
had sold his old computer, the same model as mine, for the same price
I paid for my monitor stand. I'll not take the thing back, though.
If you get a nice DAT drive, you can transfer it to your shiny new
machine when you get one. An old computer doesn't have to have all
I hope that helps. If you have trouble finding another machine, offer
a six-pack of beer.
If you don't care where you are, then you ain't lost.