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Re: Want to build new Debian PC. Is IDE interface gone?

On 07/11/2011 03:20 PM, Chris Brennan wrote:
On 7/11/2011 2:55 PM, William Hopkins wrote:
On 07/10/11 at 03:09pm, mark wrote:
I think the last time I was annoyed about such a change was when
you couldn't get floppy drives anymore..

Wait! So you can't get floppy drives anymore!?! :P

Tiger has floppy drives, both internal and external.  The internal ones
use ide (pata) connections, so you might need that card I mentioned a
while back on this thread!

The problem(s) with floppy disks:

A lot of programs that you may have saved won't run on Windows 7, altho
they will probably run in DosBox--a PITA.  They might run in XP. They might
run in WINE, if you can get WINE to recognize a floppy--I never could, which
makes WINE useless to me. (I haven't tried it lately.)

A lot of old floppies have become unreadable.  Even new floppies (available
from Radio Shack, among others) have a lot of bad sectors.  They're probably
NOS--new old stock.


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