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Old 09-11-2004, 09:02 PM   #1
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how to write an .img file to floppy?


Hey guys, im brand new here, so hopefully im not being too lazy by asking :P But i am trying to write an .img file to a floppy. What command would i use to do that?

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Old 09-11-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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dd if=imagefile.img of=/dev/fd0

may need to alter according to file and device...
 
Old 09-11-2004, 09:17 PM   #3
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2880+0 records in
2880+0 records out


Thats what i get........and nothing else happens...the drive light comes on, but nothing else appears to happen?

Edit: When i go to the /mnt/floppy dir, it seems to copy fhe files over at that time? Coz the light came on and the drive appeared to be writing to the disk when i opened that dir. Is that normal?
 
Old 09-11-2004, 09:20 PM   #4
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That looks perfectly normal, and yes, all data currently on the drive is lost when you dd an image onto it.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 09:23 PM   #5
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Talking

Heh, well i know that But what i was wondering (maybe i wasnt patient enough?) is why the operation didnt seem to take place until i decided to open the nautilus window and navigate to the /mnt/floppy dir. Was i just impatient and didnt wait long enough for the write to take place? I gave it a good 10 seconds i thought.
 
Old 09-11-2004, 09:29 PM   #6
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It's likely that the data was buffered, so mounting the drive would clear that and finalize it for you...
 
Old 09-11-2004, 09:32 PM   #7
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Ok then, very cool.....thanks for all the help guys!
 
Old 09-11-2004, 10:31 PM   #8
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Make sure to umount the drive before ejecting the disk!
 
  


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