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Re: 5 inch floppies



At 1:34 PM -0500 9/3/05, Michael Hennebry wrote:
>On Sat, 3 Sep 2005, Tony Nelson wrote:
>
>> I don't know how to solve your entire problem, but I suggest that you use
>> dd to copy the entire contents of each floppy into a file, so that you
>> don't wear them out, and so you know if the floppy data has been properly
>> read.  Once you find a solution to reading the floppy format, you can mount
>> the image files over a loopback interface and work with then as if they
>> were still on floppies, only faster and more safely.
>
>dd if=/dev/fd0 of=floppy.on.hard ?
>
>Is that different from
>
>cp /dev/fd0 floppy.on.hard ?

It can be different if you are coping with errors, and need to do it by
sectors.
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