Re: DVD Only Install...

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Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 00:42 +0100, Ian Chapman wrote:
>> Aaron Konstam wrote:
>>> 1. Newer computers do not have floppy drives (which I think is a shame).
>> Really, that surprises me. I'd like to see them disappear altogether to 
>> be left in the halls of computing history. :)
> Well I guess we have different philosophies. If I want to save 1 or a
> few small files and take them to another machine (where there is no
> Internet connection to the first) or just place them in a filing cabinet
> for backup I don't see the advantage have to use expensive memory stick
> or to burn a CD, etc.
> I use the floppy drive extensively for this purpose and there is no
> other way to do it so easily.
> At the risk of being personal and too specific , I am a diabetic, Every
> week I produce a list of my glucose readings. I save them to a floppy
> and put them into a filing cabinet. To be up to date I also place the
> file on a CD-RW (so we have a 700M CD with a single 400K file). Once out
> of every 10 times when I write to the CD it complains that the CD is no
> longer writable. Never mind that Fedora (as far as I know) has no
> program to format a CD-RW. And this is progress. No way.
> --
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> You can't learn too soon that the most useful thing about a principle is
> that it can always be sacrificed to expediency. -- W. Somerset Maugham,
> "The Circle"
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> Aaron Konstam telephone: (210) 656-0355 e-mail: akonstam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Fedora does have a method of formatting a CD-RW and DVD-RWs, K3b will do
it for you if necessary and cdrecord and dvdrecord have CLI options to
do so.  I've used them for a couple years now.

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