Re: higher format densities than 1.44MB
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From: Michael-John Turner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 8:57 AM
Subject: Re: higher format densities than 1.44MB
> On Tue, Oct 19, 1999 at 11:28:18PM +0200 Florian Lohoff wrote:
> > Not good - Doesnt work on ALL hardware and we are searching
> > for Mainstream compatibility and everything beyond the specs
> > decreases this ...
> Yep, and I think a lot of disk writing utils may be broken if we go for
> a non-standard format (eg rawrite, which may not support funny sized
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Actually, when i experimented with making higher density floppies a while
back i found debian had the best floppy tools, thats how i learned to do it
I was working on a mini distribution, i had a 1.88MB floppy booting using
syslinux (if i remember correctly. I was good cause i could fit a small
kernel and still have 1.4 MB free, enough to what youd normally need a
second disk for.
I think i used dd to write the disk, so yea i get your point about
compatability and others points about stability. Personally i thought it was
a good trade off, seems as though 10KB can be a lot of space on a boot
I just thought it was worth mentioning.