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Re: Two floppy boot?

On Sat, Dec 28, 2002 at 11:17:56AM -0500, Tom Diehl wrote:
> (unsuccessfully) to use it. We also RM them from the Desktop machines. It
> is a security thing. Off the top of my head I agree with John. 2 Floppys

Why is a CD more a "security thing" than a floppy?

> BS!! Even of a floppy goes bad how hard is it to do 
> "dd if=netboot.img of=/dev/fd0". Wait 30 seconds and you are back in business. 

It is not "BS". Much more reliable, and much much faster each time you boot.

> If you scratch a cd lets see you make another one of those in under a minute. 

It takes about a minute, yeah. I'll time it for you if I you really want.

> Everyone has preferences but even if you prefer to go the CD route you
> still can with the single boot floppy method. IOW you get the best of both
> worlds IMO.  I fail to see the advantage of this new method.

Well, there ain't room on a floppy disk. The change wasn't made just to
inconvenience you.

Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org        <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux      ------>                <http://linux.bu.edu/>

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