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Old 07-12-2006, 10:10 AM   #1
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1.44 to 2.88


Is there a utility that changes the geometry of a floppy from 1.44m to 2.88m and have it run at start up? I would like to install an /fd1 that can do this since some of my files go over 1.44 and I do not wish to burn a CD for just the one file.

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Old 07-13-2006, 07:21 PM   #2
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I might be mistaken, but I think you need a special floppy drive to read 2.88MB disks.
 
Old 07-13-2006, 08:40 PM   #3
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Like the previous post and AFAIK you need a 2.88mb floppy drive. What about compressing the files?
 
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You might also be able to use superformat on a normal floppy to get ~1.6MB. The docs say stuff about cylinders and sectors that I can't follow, but this example from the man page works:
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superformat /dev/fd0 sect=21 cyl=83
I got 1.67MB including FAT with that. It's not guaranteed to work though. I think the easiest way to transfer files is by sending an email to yourself with an attachment.
 
  


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