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Re: boot floppy problems

	Okay,  I am still messing with one of the screwed systems.  I'll
take notes on the old FDC with hamm installation disk.

On 3 Mar 1998 bruce@va.debian.org wrote:

> John, please run the "hamm" installation floppy and see what problems
> still exist. Now is the time when we need to hear from people with
> odd hardware.
> 	Thanks
> 	Bruce
> > 	OK , right.  This particular error still allowed a boot
> > (sometimes, I think.)  But I got strange behavior after that. For instance
> > fdisk gave some kind of errors about "last cylinder" (?)  And I
> > attrtibuted this to the boot warning Fdisk on the same disk , same
> > partitions, but in newer hardware gives no such problems. 
> > 	So this is probably not a bootdisk problem.
> > 	
> > I have an old floppy controller out of a 386 which won't run the format
> > command used when making the boot disk during the installation procedure.
> > I guess that may not be a rescue disk problem either.

G John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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