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Re: Boot disk images -- the only way?

On Mon, 4 Aug 1997, Charles Briscoe-Smith wrote:

> Why do we still force people to use RAWRITE to create Debian boot
> floppies on DOSsy systems (DOS, WIN, '95, NT, OS/2)?  Since these disks
> are plain DOS disks (with a syslinux boot sector) we could distribute
> .ZIP files containing these disks, or even distribute the files
> uncompressed so people could simply copy them to a floppy and run

I don't see the point.  Copying and then running syslinux.exe is IMHO
not better than just running rawrite.


Vadim Vygonets * vadik@cs.huji.ac.il * vadik@debian.org * Unix admin
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