Re: Cleaning Epson Printer
The only reason to have a floppy drive is if there is any possibility
you may need it for any reason. According to Matt Zulowski the only
reason you need auto insurance is after you had the accident.
With all due respect you were the one on the complex trip about how
unreliable the floppy drive is... then revert to how important it is to
have one. Your facts are in conflict.
HEY ZUKOWSKI, THE DRIVE IS RELIABLE BUT THE FORMAT AND THE MEDIA IS NOT
Your argument is you can use the floppy drive to install windows if
your rom drive doesn't boot from CD rom, and you can use the windows
install to create boot floppies. I'm not saying this isn't a good
idea, in fact it's a great idea but we don't need to use the floppy
drive anymore. As I said we can use
1. CD-rom drive (with some other disk)
2. Boot from USB i.e. Jump Drive
3. Boot from other forms of removable media i.e. zip jaz MMC SD MD XD
4. Boot from Network
5. Boot from that handy dandy backup partition that comes with many
name brand systems.
*6. Boot from tape (if supported)
Now if you want to use floppy... more power to you. But you don't have
to, it's not necessary to own one. Windows is no longer shipped with
disks at all, most if not all software is shipped on CD. And
mainstream systems are ditching shipping with a floppy drive.
If you need an alternative boot method you have 6 options I can think.
Five years ago I would have agreed with you. CD-boot support was
flacky at best but anything bought within the past 5 years supports
booting from CD. But just like the 5.25 inch drive was superseded by
the 3.5 inch drive the 3.5 inch floppy has been superseded by CD-rom.
- Re: Dual boot with dos on floppy
... In fact the reason is quite simple. ... OS than DOS ... My need is to keep the floppy inserted and to let me choose. ... create a XP boot floppy which only works if the file system is mostly ...
- Re: installation problems
... RH 9 had trashed my Linux partition and rendered my PC unbootable. ... >you can create the floppy from and can be created on a differnet ... >on the CD as the floppy boot image. ... and since flash drives seem to be listed in /proc as scsi devices, ...
- Re: xPC boot-up from hard drive
... The boot floppy was certainly easier... ... It's slow to boot up (and dependent on a floppy disk), ... All in all it means that using xPC Embedded Option with a "normal" PC ...
- Re: re boot problem after replacing hard drive
... "mikec" wrote: ... It was one of the options available to me when floppy booted up. ... choice between windows xp and fastdetect. ... Firstly the good news, the boot floppy worked, yes I make good boot floppies ...
- RE: XP Install Using PXE/Imaging.
... You say you can't boot from the CDROM drive, so I suggest getting a USB hub, ... Boot from floppy, run NIC drivers so you can put the machine on the ... Put 2.5" HDD back into desktop and install XP. ...