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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Jan 23, 2004 6:31 pm

umm, I don't have a floppy drive... :oops:

I can see if I can borrow one though... I hate floppys! they are so slow and they take up more physical space then they are worth! :evil:

but I'll see if I can try
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Postby pranav81 on Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:07 am

Dear dolphinius_rex,
Bad luck it seems......Just return the drive......
See ya later,

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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:16 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:umm, I don't have a floppy drive... :oops:

I can see if I can borrow one though... I hate floppys! they are so slow and they take up more physical space then they are worth! :evil:

but I'll see if I can try


Come on, everyone needs a floppy drive. I NEED one for all my RAID drivers and such. Couldn't live without floppy.
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Postby pranav81 on Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:35 am

Yeah aviationwiz,
you are right.Everyone needs a floppy drive.Never build a computer without one.I have a USB drive which I use most,but still have that 1.44 MB drive connected to the machine.
See ya later,

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Postby MediumRare on Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:39 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:umm, I don't have a floppy drive... :oops:

Some computers can boot from a USB-stick. They're often formated just like a big floppy. If that doesn't work, do try to borrow one. Windows isn't always very nice. It's too bad these tools (MTKflas and co) aren't available for Linux.

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Postby pranav81 on Sat Jan 24, 2004 3:44 am

Yes MediumRare,
Newer computers can boot from zip drives,thumbdrives,or any other third drive.


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Postby Spazmogen on Sat Jan 24, 2004 7:26 am

dolphinius_rex:
Don't feel bad about not having a floppy drive.


A buddy of mine build a new AMD 2500+ system with out a floppy. He's had 0 problems so far.

But if you were booting from a CD-R image that had DOS on it, how were you able to load it/access it without the CD-Rom drivers installed ?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jan 24, 2004 2:33 pm

I downloaded a boot ISO CD image, the bios recognizes the CD as bootable and boots from it, but dos sees it as a floppy drive, so when it asks me if I want to boot with CD support, I can say no :D I'ts basically a winME floppy disc, put onto a CD-R, very useful!
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Postby dodecahedron on Sat Jan 24, 2004 8:20 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:I downloaded a boot ISO CD image, the bios recognizes the CD as bootable and boots from it, but dos sees it as a floppy drive, so when it asks me if I want to boot with CD support, I can say no :D I'ts basically a winME floppy disc, put onto a CD-R, very useful!
where did you download it from?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:57 pm

Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jan 24, 2004 11:59 pm

Well, that's it folks...Thanks for all the help and ideas!

I have now returned my LG 8525B, and received a new one in exchange. Luckily for me, the new burner came with firmware 1.02 already installed! :) This little fact will likely save me countless hours of frustration, and another trip to the RMA department of NCIX.com

You can expect more test results on those 32x CD-RWs soon :D
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Postby dodecahedron on Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:54 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:Followed the link to here:
http://pioneerdvd.firmware-flash.com/index.html#BOOTISO

and downloaded the image here:
http://pioneerdvd.firmware-flash.com/boot_iso.zip
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