Jon Stewart on Thu, 17 Jun 2004 10:56:43 -0500 (CDT)

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Re: [hosers-talk] heh

> Thus spake "Jon Stewart":
> > I booted my P4 2.8GHz work machine into Minix 2.0.3 tonight.
> > 
> > Unfortunately, the install floppy images don't have dd installed on them. 
> > But I was able to find a binary for dd, so tomorrow I am going to use a 
> > hex editor to overwrite some useless binary on the install floppy (e.g. 
> > setup) with dd. Then I can write the image to a floppy and have a boot 
> > floppy for 286s that will let me write hard disk images back out to floppy 
> > as dd will have been loaded onto the ram disk.
> > 
> > Somedays my job is boring and somedays it's just weird.
> > 
> > 
> > Jon
> So why do you want to do that with 286s?

A guy I work with had to make disk images from 10 old 286s with ~10MB hard 
drives. He had a more serious issue, though, as he couldn't find a machine 
with a functional bios that would see the old MFM drives. But next time we 
need to image a 286, we'll be set. :-)

Jon Stewart                                 Advanced Los Angeles C++
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