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Old 05-07-2004, 12:43 PM   #1
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Copying a LOAF disk with the dd command

I have a LOAF disk and I wish to make a copy of it on another floppy so I have a backup.

I'm having trouble getting the dd command to work.

Help please.


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Old 05-07-2004, 04:38 PM   #2
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If you have two floppies, you should be able to copy it with...

dd if=/dev/fd0 of =/dev/fd1

If you only have one floppy, you should be able to copy it to an image on your hard-drive with...

dd if=/dev/fd0 of=~/loaf.img

...then copy the image to the new floppy with...

dd if=~/loaf.img of=/dev/fd0
Old 05-07-2004, 04:42 PM   #3
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That is exactly what I'm doing. I'm able to get the image to the local hd but I can't put it back on another disk. When I pu the image on a new disk and try booting from the new LOAF disk all I get on the screen is L04 04 04 04 04 04.

I've even tried setting the block size.

Any other thoughts? Bad Floppy? Set the block size wrong?


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