Subject: Re: Copying to/from raw devices?
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From: walt <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/11/2004 14:19:50
Quentin Garnier wrote:
> Le Sun, 11 Jan 2004 13:23:13 -0800
> walt a ecrit :
>>To make boot floppies for linux/*BSD I have always just copied the
>>floppy image to the raw floppy device like this:
>># cp boot1.fs /dev/rfd0c (or the equivalent device on other systems)

> Why the 'c' device, specifically?  Is the floppy *really* a 1.2MB 5,25
> inches one? (Please read fdc(4).)

Aha!  C'est vrai, mon ami, I did not RTFM!  When I used the (illogical and
non-intuitive) /dev/rfd0b (the floppy swap partition) everything worked

Merci, merci beaucoup!