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Re: How to duplicate BOOT disk?

On Fri, 5 Sep 1997, Jimmy Lu wrote:

> I use BOOT disk to boot up my system.  Now I want to 
> duplicate the BOOT disk as a backup but I am having 
> problem. I tried to mount BOOT disk in fd0 but it won't 
> mount. I use: mount -t ext2 /dev/fd0 /mnt 
> 			or
>               mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
> both cases won't work.
> Can someone tell me how to duplecate my BOOT disk?
> Thanks in advance.
> Jimmy

Do (as some user that can write to /dev/fd0):

<insert boot disk>
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=tempfile
<eject boot disk>
<insert empty but formatted disk>
dd if=tempfile of=/dev/fd0

For more options try 'man dd'.


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