[CentOS] Re: Curmudgeoning (was Re: Problems with writing Dual Layer DVD)

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 02:21:37 UTC 2008


On Sun, 2008-08-31 at 11:20 -0700, Bill Campbell wrote:

> When I first encountered a customer who had disk drive problems such that
> we replaced the 8in drives in their Radio Shack Model II several times, it
> wasn't until I went on-site to find that they were storing their floppies
> by sticking them to the file cabinet with refrigerator magnets.  The
> amazing thing to me was that I found that this was a fairly common problem.
> 
> Then there was the person who stapled the floppy to a cover letter.

Just turning the machine off, with the 8" floppy still in the drive
would spike the boot sector. Luckily I knew a guy that could resurrect
it. That was on the IMSAI VDP-88 with voice-coil. By the time I got it,
they weren't making replacement boot disks as IMSAI was long out of
business. Govt. State Surplus is your friend, if you're into old
iron. :) Ric




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