floppy disk - device not configured error

Technical Director trodat at ultratrends.com
Tue Nov 18 14:02:34 PST 2003

On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, Jerry McAllister wrote:

> Is the floppy formatted?   Used fdformat for that or do it
> on a MS machine.
> Also, write to /dev/fd0c   or /dev/rfd0c.
> Here is just what I do and have done many times.
>    First format two floppies for 1.4 meg using fdformat
>    ->    'fdformat -f 1440'    is enough.  It will prompt for the rest
>    then
>    ->    'dd if=boot-image of=/dev/rfd0c'   for boot floppy
>      (change floppy :)
>    and
>    ->    'dd if=mfs-image of=/dev/rfd0c'    for mfs floppy


Maybe I'm wrong but isin't dd a raw write to the device when used
in this way? Hence a pre-formatting is not required?

Preformatting may help I'm not to sure, I know that I have never had to do
it for a boot floppy creation.


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