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Re: And now for something completely different... etch!

On Sun, Jun 12, 2005 at 12:52:58AM +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Jun 12, Russell Coker <russell@coker.com.au> wrote:
> > Why not use a USB flash device for booting?  All the recent machines I've 
> > tried have booted from a 64M USB device which gives plenty of space for such 
> > things.  Older machines would be restricted to booting from CD-ROM.
> Agreed. While it would take me some work to find a working blank floppy
> to copy something on, it would be much faster for me to boot from the
> network, USB flash drive or CD (in this order).

- Network boot: PXE cards in older HW are as rare as motherboards
  booting from USB, IMO.

- USB: Even my notebook (about 3 years old) is too stupid to boot from

- CD-ROM: Often had a problem with SCSI cards with old BIOS

But I agree, that it's hard to find working floppies and I'd be happy
when I'd could throw away all floppy disks and drives. But unfortunately
I sometimes really need them.

greets Jimmy

                 Andreas "Jimmy" Gredler 
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