RE: What is the dd command ???
From: Mike McCarty [mailto:Mike.McCarty@sbcglobal.net]
Sent: Wednesday, May 03, 2006 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: What is the dd command ???
Andrew Sackville-West wrote:
> bootable floppy disk with it. This is different than a windows/dos
> made bootable floppy in that it doesn't have any windows or dos system
> on it. You use any blank floppy and the rawrite program to copy the
> disk image over to the floppy. make sense?
I believe that the disc must have been formatted. Unless a low-level
format has been done to establish sectors, I don't think dd could
write to the floppy. It must also have a BR with a BPB in it, I do
believe, else how could it distinguish, e.g. 720K floppy from a 1.44M
floppy? If I can find a floppy I am willing to degauss, I'll give it
> As I've said elsewhere, you need 3 floppies -- boot.img, root.img and
> cd-drivers.img to get your system to boot into the debian installer.
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