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With or without a floppy drive.

 
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AJB2K3
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:41 pm    Post subject: With or without a floppy drive. Reply with quote

I built my first pc without a floppy drive and was wondering how many people still rely on a floppy and still add the drive?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how would you make a boot or recovery disc?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use the cd afterall we live in the age of bootable cd's/dvd's
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I built a system without a floppy drive and was quite happy for months, but then I discovered that I needed to update the firmware on my DVD writer, there was a Windows installer (naturally) or a boot floppy provided, now I could have written the boot floppy to a CD, but ... well I'm sure you can see the problem.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMHO the answer is to get a USB floppy drive - one of those they sell to go with laptops. So you can move it from machine to machine as required on the rare occasions you still need one.
Assuming, of course, that your new machines are capable of booting from a USB floppy drive...
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a USB floppy, but haven't used it for many months. If you want a rescue disc, either use your distro's install disc, Knoppix or UBCD.
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