4745Re: [midatlanticretro] boot disk archive - can we - how to - etc
- Dec 30 7:52 PMJim/All,
It was Kelly L not me.
I am all for the all-in-one solution, but I still think that if you have a
working system it's your "responsibility" to keep it going and make copies
of the boot disks, if any, and be prepared to share. For now this is the
only sure-fire way. We can make a new database in our Yahoo group for
which in the mean time will at least document who has what while someone
makes the super system. I have found it infinitely easier to make a disk
from the actual system rather than copy from here to there and back
again. This in my opinion is why no one has successfully pulled off much
of a universal storage of boot kernels.
>Someone (BillD?) has built a machine with various size floppy drives. The
>next challenge is an OS that can read/write to all of the drives in the
>formats required (single/double density, single/double side, etc.) and
>create an image file like an ISO file of a CD. This needs to be a current
>OS that is in current development so that it can be run on modern (and
>future) equipment. Linux is probably the best option for long term
>support. Unfortunately , there is precious little interest for this in the
>general computing community. Most people want to do what's new, not what's
>old, so new is where the energy goes.
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