how to reformat floppies that have data on them
cave.dnb at tiscali.fr
Wed Apr 11 20:11:34 UTC 2007
On Wednesday 11 April 2007 21:09, Michael Wiktowy wrote:
> On 4/11/07, Nigel Henry <cave.dnb at tiscali.fr> wrote:
> > I don't miss them either, but when you are using an ancient machine to
> > run your Smoothwall firewall on, and the BIOS can't boot from the cdrom,
> > then your stuck with booting from the floppies.
> > I do have another old machine 133Mhz, which IIRC does boot from cdrom.
> > Perhaps I should move the Smoothwall to that. Saying that though it would
> > be nice to resolve the mformat problem that I've having.
> So it is not the b: drive?
Definately a: as when running mformat, I get floppy activity, but I/O errors
as I posted to Rick.
> Another option would be to get an ancient 20 MB IDE harddrive just to
> keep the boot info on.
Thats an interesting suggestion. I do have an old 250MB harddrive lying
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