[rescue] What to do with those USB "pen" drives...

Frank Van Damme frank.vandamme at student.kuleuven.ac.be
Sat Aug 9 09:33:25 CDT 2003

On Saturday 09 August 2003 16:28, Kurt Huhn wrote:

> I swiped a lot of stuff from Trinux to handle the tgz extraction, which
> were mostly based on Slackware (IIRC).  It was all preexisting there.
> Some stuff got mounted into a ramdisk, but other stuff was read as-is
> off of the CD.  The Zip disk was used for /home.

I see... but the stuff read from cd wasn't uncompressed on the fly?

> As far as booting from a CDROM, yeah - most x86 boxen made at that time
> were perfectly capable of booting from CD.

I have several pentium 1 boxen not capable of booting from a cdrom, and I have
never known of any 486's who were. Maybe the PS/2 was ahead of its time, I
don't know.

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