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Re: [SLUG] Copying M$ floppies
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Copying M$ floppies
- From: Peter Hardy <peterhardy@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri May 25 11:13:02 2001
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On Fri, May 25, 2001 at 11:05:35AM +1000, Howard Lowndes wrote:
> 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.
This was an MS trick to prevent exactly what you're trying to do. They
formatted the disks as 1.7MB to confound the casual pirater, and generally
make life difficult for the rest of the world.
Try one of:
brw-rw---- 1 root floppy 2, 60 Jul 6 2000 /dev/fd0u1722
brw-rw---- 1 root floppy 2, 76 Jul 6 2000 /dev/fd0u1743
brw-rw---- 1 root floppy 2, 96 Jul 6 2000 /dev/fd0u1760
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