Re: DVD Only Install...

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Mark Haney wrote:
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).

I bought a new machine, and the first thing I did was add a 3 1/2"
floppy drive. Another computer I have has a 5 1/4" and 3 1/2" both.
Still another has only a 5 1/4". I'm glad the 8" drives are dead,
though. Too big.

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 often use sneakernet. A CD takes a LOOOOOONNNNNGGGGGG time to
burn, and is expensive. A RW avoids somewhat the expense, but

I use the floppy drive extensively for this purpose and there is no
other way to do it so easily.


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.

But cdrecord is even worse than ls for cryptic difficult to use

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