2.88MB Floppy support

Johnathan Conley jdc at nextjet.com
Wed Aug 27 15:12:01 CDT 2003


The Dell system utilities disk (that has BIOS/Backplane/BCE-fix) - has a
ramdisk and unzip utility.
You can modify their startup scripts and the inner ZIP file. Hopefully
the data you want to use will compress to a 1.44


-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Bruno [mailto:sean.bruno at metro1.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 2:45 PM
To: Tim_T_Murphy at dell.com
Cc: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: RE: 2.88MB Floppy support

Thanks for the information.  Are you absolutely sure that it doesn't
support 2.88MB floppy images or something bigger than 1.44?  It seems
that the RAC on a PE2650 can load larger images(verified by uploading
into the RAC and then downloading the image back out of the RAC).  

If there is a larger than 1.44MB type supported, can you tell me what it
is?  If there is not a larger type supported, then can it be added to
the software of the RAC?

On Wed, 2003-08-27 at 12:39, Tim_T_Murphy at Dell.com wrote:
> Sean, the RAC floppy boot feature supports only 1.44MB diskette
images.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Bruno [mailto:sean.bruno at metro1.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 2003 11:57 AM
> To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> Subject: 2.88MB Floppy support
> 
> 
> Can the Embedded DRAC on the PE2650 make the system boot off a 2.88MB
> floppy image.  I have been able to get the system to load the image
> successfully, but the system locks up when trying to boot off this
> image.
-- 
Sean Bruno
Telecommunications Engineer
Metro One Telecommunications
Desk (503)524-1632
Cell (503)358-6832

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