This nifty boot floppy makes it easy to boot your computer from various devices, and is especially good for booting from a CD in machines with older (or flaky) BIOS. To make one of these floppy disks for yourself, download this sbm.img disk image file (or one from the official btmgr site) and write it onto a blank floppy.
The method for writing the image file onto a floppy depends on your OS:
# dd if=image of=/dev/fd0 (where image is the image filename) # cmp image /dev/fd0 (where image is the image filename)
Floppy disks are one of the least reliable media around, so be prepared for multiple bad disks. It's a good idea to compare (with cmp) the written floppy disk with the image file. If cmp finds a difference, throw that floppy away and try another one. Label your floppies.
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