floppy disk - device not configured error
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Tue Nov 18 14:10:11 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.
Hmmm. I didn't think so at first, but I had trouble writing to
the floppy if I used an unformatted disk. That was way back in
v 2.x and 3.x and I started doing it that way and since it worked
haven't changed how I do it.
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