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Old 06-27-2002, 06:43 PM   #1
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copy floppy?


how can I backup a floppy?
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Old 06-27-2002, 06:51 PM   #2
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you can use the dd command, stands for diskdump i think..

man dd for more details.
 
Old 06-27-2002, 07:23 PM   #3
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OK.
How can I BackUp my startup boot disk to my hard drive.
 
Old 06-27-2002, 09:14 PM   #4
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You can use the dd command.

Per the man page, you'll want to use /dev/fd0 as the "input file" (if) and the name of the backup file you want to create as the "output file" (of). Here's an example:

Code:
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=floppy.backup
This will create a copy of the disk in fd0 to your current directory as floppy.backup.

Reverse the if and of values to create a floppy from the image.

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Old 06-27-2002, 11:45 PM   #5
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Hmmm.. I could have sworn I mentioned dd in my first reply..
 
Old 06-28-2002, 08:37 AM   #6
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Thanks. Both y'all
 
Old 06-28-2002, 09:32 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
Hmmm.. I could have sworn I mentioned dd in my first reply..
Well, to be honest the man page for dd is not newbie material... An itsy-bitsy explanation wouldn't hurt.

BTW, anyone tried using dd to make ISO images from CDs and to copy floppies formatted in "unorthodox" ways (such as the 1.7 meg Micro$oft Windoze 95 and OS/2 Warp floppies)? I tried, but failed to produce successful copies.

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Old 06-30-2002, 08:24 PM   #8
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I use dd to create ISO images of CDs all the time. I have had problems with some CDs though. CD's that are not closed sometimes give me problems.
 
  


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