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Re: [K12OSN] Need Help

Rob Owens wrote:
On Sat, Jul 07, 2007 at 09:16:26AM -0600, Don Gould wrote:
I'm hoping to boot Linux off of 3.5 disks
on each machine. 

You could also try booting off a CD.  I find it's quicker than booting
from the floppy (due to the increased read speed), and it might even be



Actually, booting off the CD isn't going to affect speed very much at all.  The reason is that the EtherBoot file is so small--32KB to 36KB--that it'll take as much time for the CD to spin up as it would to read that little file from a floppy.  Now, hard disk, that's a different story.  But even then, the file's so small that--fortunately--it doesn't matter that much.

Also remember, once the EtherBoot image is loaded, you're then TFTP-booting across the network.  The floppy's out of the picture at that point.


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