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Re: I need hellp installing debian....

At 09:35 +0800 1998-04-05, Lindsay Allen wrote:
>I made a linux boot disk yesterday and linux spat out the first four
>floppies.  Linux is _very_ picky about floppies.  Try some more disks.
>Sometimes old floppies are better than the new ones which are very much
>built to a price now-a-days.
>That said, does anyone know why Linux is so picky about floppies?

It isn't Linux reading the boot/rescue floppy, it's the BIOS, and most
BIOSes have a very flaky floppy driver. There's really nothing that can be
done about it.

Joel "Espy" Klecker    <mailto:jk@espy.org>    <http://web.espy.org/>
Debian GNU/Linux Developer...................<http://www.debian.org/>

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