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If you had to choose one feature to put on a boot floppy, which one would it be?

Poll ended at Tue Oct 18, 2005 4:13 am

Cd-rom support (ide and scsi)
2
22%
Basic programs such as Fdisk and Format
1
11%
Access to un-installing bad drivers/registry entries
6
67%
 
Total votes: 9

ROSRox
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My floppy idea will blow yer mind!

Post by ROSRox » Sat Oct 08, 2005 4:13 am

8) I had the coolest idea. 8)
What if ROS was capable of formatting a floppy and adding the system stuff like you can do in Windows. Yah. It gets better.
If you can have some basic functions and Cd-rom support, it would kick Billy Fence's @$$! :lol:

The MS boot floppies suk unless u know how to install cd-rom in dos.
(Most people don't know how to do that!)

~Clay

Mike
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Post by Mike » Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:24 am

The first two are really covered if you simply get a FreeDOS boot disk, but the last one about removing bad drivers/registry-stuff sounds really niffty ;)

mikedep333
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Post by mikedep333 » Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:44 am

For any type of bootable environment, I always use CD's now. The sheer slowness of loading even DOS from a floppy makes CD's worthwhile.

Phalanx
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Post by Phalanx » Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:17 am

The first two are on MS ones. And the third, that is the general idea of safe mode/recovery con.

oiaohm
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Sorry to rain.

Post by oiaohm » Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:32 am

Boot floppys next to useless on my hardware no floppy drive.

Boot cdrom and boot Usb tools are just as critical and lot faster.

More important is Unattendend setup. Place disk in and walk away and have a complete install after its complete.

Freedos would be the fastest way. Linux most likely the faster for unattended.

Sarocet
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Re: My floppy idea will blow yer mind!

Post by Sarocet » Tue Oct 11, 2005 10:34 pm

ROSRox wrote: The MS boot floppies suk unless u know how to install cd-rom in dos.
(Most people don't know how to do that!)
Microsoft start floppy disks allow the use of CD-roms. However, it installs before a ramdrive and takes a "long" time for a MS-DOS system (less of course than any GUI SO ;))

oiaohm
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Post by oiaohm » Thu Oct 13, 2005 2:58 pm

Boot floppy is dead for me.

Boot cdrom and boot usb stick.

Floppys are only used to get around bois problems.

Ie the floppy force loaded the cdrom. Smart boot manager comes to mind. Works well.

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