Subject: Re: boot disk & MD5 Checksum change...
To: A.Z. <email@example.com>
From: Martin Weber <Ephaeton@gmx.net>
Date: 08/08/2001 08:16:43
> Then I used dd utility to write image on floppies(from another NetBSD 1.5.1
> dd if=/dev/fd0a of=./boot1.fs
if means INFILE of means OUTFILE. You've read the blocks of your freshly
formatted floppy (fd0a) and wrote them into boot1.fs.
> When I try to boot my computer with them(ancient 486) it's telling me it's
> not a boot disk.
> Am I doing anything wrong? Isn't it a right way to do boot floppies?
It is no bootdisk ;) it's only a fresh formatted disk. Only thing you were
doing wrong is the if / of part
> And one more thing that I don't understand. After writing boot disk with dd
> md5 checksum changes on original image file I wrote from (on both boot1.fs
> and boot2.fs) . Can someone explain to me why it changes?
As you've copied the formatted floppies into those two files, what else do
you expect ? ;)
> Please, send replies to my adress firstname.lastname@example.org ,
Here we go, fetch yourself a new pair of boot1.fs, boot2.fs files and then do
dd if=./boot1.fs of=/dev/fd0a and your disks will be fine. Have fun with