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Re: [SLUG] Copying M$ floppies
- To: Howard Lowndes <lannet@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Copying M$ floppies
- From: John Ferlito <johnf@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri May 25 11:09:02 2001
- Cc: Mail List - SLUG <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>, Mail List - CLUG <linux@xxxxxxxxx>
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On Fri, May 25, 2001 at 11:05:35AM +1000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> I am trying to copy some M$ Office installation floppies to Linux to burn
> a LEGAL CDROM security archive.
> When I mount the floppy then df show them as having 1716224 bytes instead
> of the normal 1457664 bytes and they won't copy correctly.
> Can anyone tell me which /dev/fd0* I should be mounting these as.
First see if this works
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/tmp/fdimage
and then write it to a new floppy with
dd if=/tmp/fdimage of=/dev/fd0
if that doesn;t seemt to work then try a few of the following devices
> Howard. LANNet Computing Associates <http://lannetlinux.com>
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