Floppies on VMware workstation FreeBSD guest

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Sun Jun 20 13:49:56 UTC 2010

On Sunday 20 June 2010 05:19:30 Francisco Reyes wrote:
> Any has had any success with getting floppies to work on VMware desktop 7
> on a FreeBSD guest?
> Did the following to prepare the floppy
> #Create empty floppy image
> dd if=/dev/zero bs=1k count=1440 of=/data/tmp/boot.flp
> #create md0 and point it to floppy
> mdconfig -a -t vnode -f /data/tmp/boot.flp -u 0

In case you don't know, you can achieve the same thing using some simpler 

truncate -s 1440k /data/tmp/boot.flp
mdconfig -a -f /data/tmp/boot.flp

Bruce Cran

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