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Re: ISO Snapshots

From: Mark Valentine <mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 10:49:18 +0000

> From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Fri 16 Jan, 2004
> Subject: Re: ISO Snapshots

[WARNING: this message not suitable for the sarcasm impaired!]

>     Any computer company these days which sells a computer with a CD which
>     can't boot from that CD is a computer company that isn't going to be 
>     around for very long.

I guess I should just toss that two and a half year old ThinkPad 240X in the
bin then?  Such a shame, it's rather cute and otherwise well supported by

Ditto for my slightly older (headless) server with a SCSI CD-ROM the BIOS
can't boot from.  Even if it could, how do I do this to a bootable CD-ROM:

    # mount /floppy
    # echo -P >/floppy/boot.config

Oh, I could have a CD-ROM burner "handy" wherever I happen to be (must be even
easier than attaching a monitor, right?), and mess about creating a modified
ISO image...

Just put me in that sad minority who can't use an OS without a boot floppy,
alongside that other sad minority who refuse to run Windoze...



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