Friday, 13 March 2009

Boot Disks? What DECADE is this?

I hate boot disks. I hate floppy disks. I hate the fact that to install Windows on modern hardware I'm forced to use them.
I'll press F6 for a 3rd party RAID driver YOU Microsoft! >:(

Anyways, I found a cool way to transfer boot images quickly using Linux.
Assuming you already have some disk images around you can restore them to the floppy with something like this:

dd if=[image filename] of=/dev/fd0

Now just keep a bunch of those images handy and you're good to go!