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using LS120 floppies as USB stick

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On Sun, Nov 28, 2004 at 02:46:14AM +0100, Pascal de Bruijn wrote:
> Geert Stappers wrote:
> >About capacity of floppies:
> >What fits on a LS120 diskette?
> >Could it hold a kernel and the initrd?
> >
> Aha, well, that will fit easily... way easily... A LS120 drive isn't 
> called an LS120 drive for fun ( :p )... It can take 120MB of data.
> But these disks are fairly hard to come by these days... I don't have 
> any myself, I just use it as a plain floppy drive, it saves cabling and 
> the likes...
> But the base IDE code is already included in the current kernels right? 
> so only the ATAPI floppy code would need to be added (and some 
> relatively minor script changes)... I have no clue, how much code/data 
> that would be. ( Don't have any installed systems handy right now. )


Where you are asking others to do some coding,
what about to test the boot.img.gz
from http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/dists/sarge/main/installer-i386/current/images/hd-media/
on a LS120 disk?

> Regards,
> Pascal de Bruijn
> PS: Maybe I should just invest 8 euros in a plain ol' floppy drive :s

That will help one man, you could be helping mankind.

Geert Stappers

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