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Re: Image copy of a floppy, how?



On Wed, Jul 05, 2000 at 08:02:34PM -0400, Antonio Rodriguez wrote:
> I created a boot floppy during my kernel upgrade, but I would like to
> create another copy-backup in case a problem occurs with my only boot
> floppy. I am not sure how to do it, I read that:
> 
> %%%%%%%%
> 5.5.4.1 Writing Disk Images From a Linux or Unix System
> To write the floppy disk image files to the floppy disks, you will
> probably need root access to the system. Place a good, blank
> floppy in the floppy drive. Next, use the command
> 
>      dd if=file of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 conv=sync ; sync
> %%%%%%%%%%
> 
> But is not enough yet, since it is not clear how I put the contents of
> the boot floppy into "file".
> Thanks in advance,

[ with floppy to copy in the drive ]

dd if=/dev/fd0 of-file bs=512

[ with target floppy in drive ]

dd if=file of=/dev/fd0 bs=512 conv=sync ; sync

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