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SubjectRe: fdutils.
On Wed, 14 Nov 2001, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Gerhard Mack wrote:
> > > You only confirm what I wrote -- hardly anyone uses floppies, so there is
> > > no need to keep mechanical compatibility in devices -- a complete dump of
> > > 1.44" FD support would be almost harmless. Hence whether a Zip or a
> > > LS-120 -- it doesn't really matter. You need new media anyway.
> >
> > What an interesting thing to be reading as I'm reinstalling linux on a
> > server using a combination of boot/root floppies and a network install.
> Or a single Zip, LS-120, etc. medium... Is that worse?

Zip is best defined by it's total lack of quality, I can't keep those
around for long before they either break or become unsupported when they
release a larger drive and as much as I wish LS-120 was a standard
feature.. it's not.

I can't use CDs because I often need something custom. Just try booting a
Dell PowerEdge using the standard Debian install CD, it won't work (needs
custom patched kernel). Removing floppy support would be a shafting of
monumental proportions.

As much as I hate floppies, I'm stuck with em. I doubt I'm the only one


Gerhard Mack

<>< As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.

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