floppy disk - device not configured error
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
> -> 'dd if=boot-image of=/dev/rfd0c' for boot floppy
> (change floppy :)
> -> '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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