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    Network BootDisk help

    the past few days I'v been making a boot disk system that starts up the network services and is eventualy going to use Ghost to multicast to alot of PC's without user interaction.
    I already have the network part up and running on the floppy, problem is, I'v run out of space >.< so....I know there is a way of doubeling the space on a floppy in return for a slower read and write speed, I need some help on how to do this. Hopefully I'll be able to fit ghost and the network loader on one floppy.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Take alook at the Win98 recovery disk. What it basicly does is create a RAM disk and unzips a file from the floppydisk to this RAM disk. This way you might be able to squeeze a few more files on it.
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    >.< already does this, what I'm thinking is Disk compression.
    It sucks but I need the space.
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    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO.../floppies.html
    /usr/sbin/fdformat /dev/fd0.????
    same with linux i would expect? the example i saw was forcing 1720 instead of 1440 risky though.
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    they only have windows at work >.<

    hmmm...what would be good is getting it to be a 2.88 disk =\
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    Originally posted here by Noia
    they only have windows at work >.<

    hmmm...what would be good is getting it to be a 2.88 disk =\
    You'll need special disks and diskdrives for this. Not all PCs have a 2.88 floppydrive.
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    Bleh, I know...I just need extra space, and I think maybe disk-compression may give it, but I'm not sure.
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    Isn't something like Stacker(tm) build into DOS 6.22? It's been awhile but I can remember MS being sued by the guys that made Stacker(tm).
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    Might not the answer you're looking for why are you not using a second floopy? I realy easy to make a Echo that ask for a the 2e floopy and a wait command for the user to insert the second floopy.
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    try zip disk...or maybe a CD....would that work?

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