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Re: Suggestion to make the floppy names more obvious.
- To: tech_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Suggestion to make the floppy names more obvious.
- From: Aaron Glenn <aaron_(_dot_)_glenn_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 10:22:49 -0800
- Reply-to: Aaron Glenn <aaron_(_dot_)_glenn_(_at_)_gmail_(_dot_)_com>
On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 13:55:06 +0100, Han Boetes <han_(_at_)_mijncomputer_(_dot_)_nl> wrote:
> From http://www.openbsd.org/37.html
> > OpenBSD/i386:
> > Play with your BIOS options to enable booting from a CD.
> > The OpenBSD/i386 release is on CD1. If your BIOS does not
> > support booting from CD, you will need to create a boot floppy
> > to install from. To create a boot floppy write
> > CD1:3.7/i386/floppy37.fs to a floppy and boot via the floppy
> > drive.
> > Use CD1:3.7/i386/floppyB37.fs instead for greater scsi
> > controller support, or CD1:3.7/i386/floppyC37.fs for better
> > laptop support.
> Wouldn't it be easier for people if the names were changed like this:
> mv floppyA38.fs floppy_normal_38.fs
> mv floppyB38.fs floppy_scsi_38.fs
> mv floppyC38.fs floppy_laptop_38.fs
> I mean floppy?38 is already 9 chars long and out of proper DOS
> naming ;-)
Has nothing to do with length; this forces people to at least attempt
to read the documentation.
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