Re: startup problems

From: Stephen Isard (
Date: Wed Dec 15 1999 - 17:52:16 CET wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 15, 1999 at 03:16:31PM +0000, Stephen Isard wrote:
> > Ok, thanks, I'll peer inside (but why does the dirt affect just this
> > particular operation....?)
> That would most likely be because working on 1.7 mb floppies requires
> greater precision than working on 1.44 mb floppies. There is less
> margin for error, basically. So, the X% loss of precision isn't
> enough to hose the 1.44 operations, but is enough to screw up
> the 1.7 mb ops.

Yes, but why do the kernel and root load ok, and all of tomsrtbt? They
are all 1.7Mb operations.

> I'll also suggest my voodoo solution of reseating the floppy drive
> cable. Once upon a time, it fixed a problem for me. *shrug*

I've actually done that one already :-)


Stephen Isard

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