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Article #15345: Changing from 5.25' to 3.5' media for install.

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FAQ345C.txt   Changing from 5.25' to 3.5' media for install.
Category   :Install Issues
Platform    :All
Product    :   Applies to all

Question:

I have BC/TC version x.x in 5.25" disks and my computer has
a 3.5" drive, I copied big disks to the little disks and it will not
install correctly.  How do I install this?

Answer:


Copy all the information from the 5.25's to a directory on your 
current machine (ie: INSTALL).  Run the install program from your
hard drive.

(The problem you are having is based on the fact that there were
different disk layouts for different size disks --- and the
install program detects what type of disk it is being
run from and expects a particular layout based on that, so when
you copy to different size floppies, things don't work. Copying
over and running from the hard drive solves the problem. :))



7/2/98 10:32:32 AM
 

Last Modified: 01-SEP-99