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Re: (alpha) YES, we have working boot-floppies

Stefan Schroepfer <whoknows@onlinehome.de> writes:

> Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> > 
> > Its not just FAT, Ruffian at least needs a real x86 boot sector.
> > Otherwise the disk is not recognised as bootable and booting is
> > denied by the bios. Same with the harddisk, the bootable flag must
> > be set on the milo partition.
> > 
> > Don't ask me what an Alpha wants to do with a x86 boot sector, the
> > bios just insists on it.
> The need for a "real x86 boot sector" (as well as the need for the
> bootable flag to be set) apparently is specific to machines with
> ARCS BIOS from Deskstation or more precise with the PC-BIOS
> emulation inside it.

So I should just add this:

echo -ne '\125\252' | dd of=$floppy bs=1 seek=510 count=2 conv=notrunc

and it will work? Or what magic exactly is needed?


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