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Re: Net-tools followup

epting@ix.netcom.com (Michael Epting) writes:

> "Why on earth would I want msdos support on this laptop?  Not only, 
> NO, but Hell NO!"

You could, of course, treat the floppy as a raw device and do

        tar cvf /dev/fd0 blah.deb
        - sneakernet -

        tar xvf /dev/fd0

and as long as the floppy has been low-level formatted at some point, all will
be well.  Oh, and if the .deb won't fit on one floppy, use the -M option and
tar will handle multiple disks cleanly...

Beats the heck out of messing with msdos filesystem support in a pinch!


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