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RE: [K12OSN] Booting the thinclient from harddrive, not floppy.



format the disk with a 'full' format not quick and see what happens. . .
Check for errors on the disk after it is done.

DS

> Great answer, but it wasn't my question.  Here it is again.  I'll try to
> rephrase.
> I am downloading the multiple parts of the making the grade program to
> floppies for windows.  First I downloaded each part to my hard drive.
> Then when moving them to floppies I find that disk two of the multipart
> is too large to fit on a single copy. It is 1.39 mb in size.  A 1.44
> floppy only hold 1.38  Therefore, it gives me an error that the disk is
> too small. I am not able to copy disk two to a floppy.
> 
> 
> Best Regards,
> 
> 
> Jim Bonneau 
> Director of Technology
> Strafford School
> HC 74 Box 113 Route 202A
> Center Strafford, NH 03815
> 603-664-2842 x21 
> jbonneau strafford k12 nh us
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-admin redhat com [mailto:k12osn-admin redhat com] On Behalf
> Of Jay Kline
> Sent: Wednesday, June 12, 2002 12:27 PM
> To: k12osn redhat com
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Booting the thinclient from harddrive, not floppy.
> 
> Yes, simply download the boot image floppy from the howto's and use dd
> to put 
> it on the disk:
> 
> dd if=boot.img of=/dev/hda
> 
> That should put it in the master boot record, and thus the hard disk
> will work 
> much like the floppy disk.
> 
> Jay
> 
> On Wednesday 12 June 2002 11:01 am, Klaus Ade Johnstad wrote:
> > I have a bunch of small harddrives 100-200 MB, and I wonder if I could
> > boot from them instead of from floppy, and thus saving me the money
> buying
> > bootroms. Can I simply but the Etherboot ROM images on the harddrive?
> >
> > Klaus
> 
> 
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Doug Simpson
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