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Date:      Wed, 02 Jul 1997 17:39:00 -0700
From:      Robert Clark <ROBERTC@PII.COM>
To:        questions@FreeBSD.ORG,
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As long as format doesn't find any bad sectors, the space available after the format in unimportant.

The 'boot disk writer' programs overlay any info on the disk anyway, whether the disk is empty or full.

(It probably won't work on an disk thats never been formatted, or has just been degaused.)


>>> "Tim Oneil" <> 07/02/97 09:12am >>>
At 04:00 PM 4/16/97 +0100, you wrote:
>I am attempting to use Free BSD on a pentium pc.
>I have however come up with a problem at the very earliest point!
>I can not fit the Boot disk image from your FTP site onto a floppy disk.
>I have Formated 4 brands of floppy disk on two different computers using
windows 95 and NT4 and Dos.
>The format only appears to free 1.38 mb and not the full 1.44mb required.
>I am sure I am missing something obviouse but I can not find it!!
>I would greatly appreciate any suggestions as I am keen to run a Unix web
server. I am currenlty running a web,mail,and proxy server using the
Microsoft solution with the usuall overheads.

Its the extended file attributes information. Format it in NT 
in a dos box rather than clicking a drive icon and using the
format in the menu.

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