Re: problems with the MAKER utility

From: Michele Andreoli (
Date: Fri Nov 29 2002 - 16:22:15 CET

On Fri, Nov 29, 2002 at 02:41:25PM +0100, Cristian Veronesi nicely wrote:
> Hello.
> I'm trying to install mulinux on my old 486 home PC (4MB RAM).
> It locks in the middle of boot phase, perhaps because the memory is too low.
> Following the instructions, I'm trying to create the root disk using the
> DOS utility MAKER.

makefi.bat didn't work?

> This utility perfectly formats the floppy, but when it begins to write
> data to it it suddently raise a "write error" (sorry I don't recall the
> exact message).
> I tried 3 or 4 differents floppies but the result is the same.
> Does this means that my floppy drive doesn't support the 1.8MB format?
> If that's the case, is it possibile to create the root floppy on a new
> PC and then try to see if my old PC reads it?



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