RE: Question

Thomas Pawlikaniec (neutrino@ece.mcgill.ca)
Fri, 16 Apr 1999 11:08:33 -0400 (EDT)


On Fri, 16 Apr 1999, Richardson, Tony wrote:

> > Aranguren Aznarez Abraham wrote:
> >
> > > I'd like to know how to make a Linux boot floopie formatted to 1.7 MB,
>
> Glynn Clements wrote:
> > To format disks to densities other than 1.44Mb, just specify the
> > appropriate /dev/fd* device to fdformat, e.g.
> >
> > fdformat /dev/fd0u1760
> >
> > I don't know whether or not BIOSes can generally boot from such disks,
> > though.
>
> I think that most can. Some of the Linux-on-a-floppy distributions use
> these higher capacity formats. Tom's root/boot disk
> (tomsrtbt) uses the 1.77M format and is bootable for example.

For reference, tomsrtbt is at: www.toms.net/rb/
You have links to other mini-distributions from there too :-)

TP

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