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Date:      Tue, 18 Apr 95 9:56:31 CDT
From:      Mike Heitmann <mike@hpanalog.mdc.com>
To:        raj@hpisrdq.cup.hp.com (Rick Jones)
Cc:        questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: dd instead of rawrite?
Message-ID:  <199504181523.IAA09582@freefall.cdrom.com>
In-Reply-To: <9504180212.AA27867@hpisrdq.cup.hp.com>; from "Rick Jones" at Apr 17, 95 7:12 pm

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> 
> Dear questions -
> 
> Is it possible to use "dd" on a running FreeBSD system instead of
> rawrite on a DOS system to make the boot floppies? Should I target a
> specific partition of "fd?"
> 
> thanks muchly,
> 
> rick jones
> 

Yes!  I use somthing like dd if=input_file_name of=/dev/rfd0a to make 
floppy images.  Check the man page on dd for correct command syntax, it's
been a while since I've made any, but I know it works, and it's faster
than using rawrite.

examples:  dd if=boot_144.flp of=/dev/rfd0a
	   dd if=cpio.flp of=/dev/rfd0a


--
Mike Heitmann
Internet: mike@hpanalog.mdc.com




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