RE: Boot Disks?

C Matthew Curtin (cmcurtin@research.megasoft.com)
Thu, 10 Apr 1997 09:13:30 -0400 (EDT)


>>>>> "Albert" == Albert Garrido at RUPOST2 <Albert_Garrido_at_RUPOST2@ccmail.nextel.com> writes:

Albert> I don't know about everyone else, I'd love to get some
Albert> Win 3.1 diskettes. My biggest problem would be configuring
Albert> each of the machines to speak TCP/IP and that rot. 90% of the
Albert> machines I can get access to run Windows 3.1, 200 x Pentium
Albert> 166 = Lots of idle cycles?

Actually, this is the reason for Linux/FreeBSD boot disks. You an
take those machines, and when you're done for the day or whatever, put
the boot disk in, boot the machine, and let it run all night. When
you arrive in the morning, remove the boot disk, and boot your system
back into whatever OS it was running.

By putting it on the boot disk, you can use those machines without
having to install some Unix flavor on them. (Though, wouldn't that be
a good idea anyway? :-)

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