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By noorazman ·
How do i duplicate disk in Linux ?
I have only one floppy drive. I think this is similar to diskcopy a: a: in dos environment. So I try this syntax...

copy from data disk to temp file
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=temp1

copy from to temp file to blank disk
dd if=temp1 of=/dev/fda

Do I need to set the block count ?
Is it correct about the syntax ?

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by argv[0] In reply to Floppy disk

You try:
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=temp1
dd if=temp1 of=/dev/fda
What is /dev/fda? IMO, should be /dev/fd0
if you have some free memory, try following:
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/dev/ram<n>
dd if=/dev/ram<n> of=/dev/fda
Where is <n> integerfrom 0 to 15 or empty.
Also you must have permissions for read/write access to /dev/ram<n>

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by noorazman In reply to Floppy disk
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by andy64 In reply to Floppy disk

If you're using Linux, the following steps will also work:

cp /dev/fd0 temp1
cp temp1 /dev/fd0

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by noorazman In reply to Floppy disk
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by Ronaldo In reply to Floppy disk

I've used this in the past:

dd if=/dev/fd0 of=tmp bs=1024
dd if=tmp of=/dev/fd0 bs=1024

The first line copies the disk into a tmp file. The second line writes that tmp file to a formatted disk.

If 'fd0' isn't working for you, substitute it' with 'fd0H1440'. This worked with my system.

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by noorazman In reply to Floppy disk

Good answer.

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