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How are you copying files to and from? What command are you using? Well, my guess would be a DOS formatted floppy works better on a DOS formatted filesystem, have you tried using a ext2 or whatever filesystem your using to format on a floppy and compare. How much time are we talking about here, a few seconds, minutes.. does it really matter? The first problem with people using Linux and only use to Windows is that they do too much comparing.. Linux isn't Windows.. get over it.
Originally posted by futurist Dell is silly to remove floppy from their new lines of products.
I think its a smart business move to save money and the mass amount of metal, plastic and other material used in making a floppy drive to put in a machine which probably the vast majority of people never use any longer.
Sorry Chris... but it does sound like "per say" .. . So that's how I'm gonna spell it cause I'm just a dumb hick from Texas.. hehe :P
Originally posted by trickykid but it does sound like "per say" .. . So that's how I'm gonna spell it cause I'm just a dumb hick from Texas.. hehe :P
Here's one for youTricky ;)
A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling
by Mark Twain
For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped
to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer
be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained
would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2
might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the
same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with
"i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all.
Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear
with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12
or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants.
Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi
ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz
ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli.
Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud
hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.
Distribution: RH 6.2, Gen2, Knoppix, 98,2000 + various
there were several old dos utilities that would allow to
you vary the number of tracks and sectors on a floppy
disk. fdformat was one.
the standard 1.4M floppy had 80 tracks and 18 sectors
per cylinder. Most floppy drives could handle 82 tracks
easily and some, 1 or 2 more. they could also handle
20 sectors per cylinder. the problem was that most
bioses had trouble with the weird floppies, and there
was a device driver, fdread.com, that you could load
to read the floppies.
fdformat t82 s20 i think was the syntax.
there was another utility that would format a floppy
around 1.7 megs, but i can't remember its name.
it just used a number of tracks and sectors that almost
any drive could handle.
i remember os/2 warp came on 1.7 meg formatted
floppies that couldn't be read under windows. they
used a different filesystem also.
i expect that if you used one of those old utilities to
format a floppy, and then, mke2fs on it, it would have
the larger capacity. I may try later today to see.