[svlug] Aaaaaaaarrrrrggggggg!

Kevin J. Anderson lestat at counter-strike.net
Wed Aug 14 19:06:25 PDT 2002

another place for boot disks of various types:

also, as to the size of the disk issue, my first idea would be check to make
sure the jumpers are right, also make the HD a master if all else fails.
Secondly, you can try the root of all evil and install their ezbios software
that seems to come with every hard drive.  Although, I would wonder whether
or not that woud work with linux...  Def does with windows,but ezbios is
evil, and its a B*#CH to clean off a hard drive, and it would end up
*spreading* to every other disk on said system too. So its seriously only as
a last resort.

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Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 12:48 AM
Subject: [svlug] Aaaaaaaarrrrrggggggg!

| This has not been a good night.
| I got an 80Gb IBM Deskstar today and slapped it in one of my linux boxes
| and it's only seeing 32Gb of the disk.  So I looked on the mobo
| manufacturer's web site and pulled down the latest BIOS update as my rev
| is six back.
| Now I just can't figure out how to make a friggin bootable dos floppy so
| I can the bizatch updated.  The only windows machines I have are win2k
| and XP vmware installs and I guess after 98, M$ disabled the '/s' option
| for format.
| I can boot the box with a real XP install disk and then 'cd' over to the
| floppy where I can see the file that needs to get run, but I just can't
| execute it as it's not a command that the installer knows about.  That's
| one hell of a run-on sentence, but I'm pulling out my hair.
| This is driving me absolutely crazy -- can anyone think of a way to
| create a bootable dos floppy?  Am I stupid beyond belief and making this
| way more difficult than it really needs to be?
| Please help a brutha out before I have a heart attack.
| Thanks in advance,
| -Charlie
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