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Re: Question on install

On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Nils Rennebarth wrote:

> On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Alexander Koch wrote:
> >My problem is that I take the resc1440.bin and write it to disc (with dd)
> >and when it comes to boot it just does nothing and the mbr of /dev/sda
> >(lilo) is taken.
> According to your further mails, BIOS settings try the floppy first.
> Was the floppy written ok?
> Try
>    md5sum < /dev/fd0
> after you made the floppy with dd if=resc1440 of=/dev/fd0 bs=10240
> and compare that to
>    md5sum resc1440.bin
> and check that all match the one in md5sums.txt

This works with images that fill the floppy, though sometimes I have to
remove the floppy and reinsert it first.   Is there a way of checking
an image like "linux" that is only ~600k?

My experience with the current crop of floppies is that this step is near
essential.  My failure rate would be approx 50%.

Lindsay Allen   <allen@cleo.murdoch.edu.au>  Perth, Western Australia
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