Archiving floppies?

From: Jeffrey S. Sharp <>
Date: Sun Sep 23 00:05:00 2001

On Sat, 22 Sep 2001, Gordon Zaft wrote:

> Does anyone have any recommendations on software (preferably free) for
> archiving old DOS floppies? What I'd like to do is to be able to make
> disk images ... FreeBSD or Linux is a possibility.

Use a BSD or Linux. The command is:

    dd if=floppy-device of=file-name

To write a floppy from a disk image, use:

    dd if=file-name of=floppy-device

On FreeBSD, the floppy device is /dev/fd0c. The other BSDs and Linux
should have very similar names.

Jeffrey S. Sharp
Received on Sun Sep 23 2001 - 00:05:00 BST

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