using dd to dump an image file to a floppy

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Mon Apr 16 18:50:11 UTC 2007

John wrote:
> Everyone,
> I'm trying to make boot and kern floppies, using dd, as follows:
> Cdrom is mounted, floppy is mounted (and I have test written to it)
> # dd if=floppies/boot.flp of=/dev/fd0
> dd: /dev/fd0: Operation not permitted

"dd" works on raw devices, and can't operate on a
raw device if a filesystem is mounted.  umount fd0
and try again....

Kevin Kinsey
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