Subject: Re: Is there any other way to install besides boot floppies?
To: Ben Collver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Glendon Gross <email@example.com>
Date: 11/20/2004 06:22:23
Oops! I meant to write
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/fd0a count=2880 bs=512
Then I usually can write the boot floppy images with no problem. :)
If I develop a 1.5 gigabyte floppy, I'll let you know.
Ben Collver wrote:
>I have had dd succeed and a subsequent cmp fail, which is why I do the
>Do you have a 1.5 gigabyte floppy? ;)
>On Fri, Nov 19, 2004 at 06:56:00PM -0800, Glendon Gross wrote:
>>My favorite way to format floppies is with dd:
>>dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/fd0a count=2880 bs=512k
>>This way if the command succeeds I know that every 512k block on the
>>floppy is good.
>>On Wed, 17 Nov 2004, Ben Collver wrote:
>>>I can confirm that tip. Another thing that saves grief is to do
>>>something like "cmp /dev/rfd0a /path/floppy-image" to verify they are
>>>indeed the same. This is usually how I catch that a floppy has gone