On 2005-01-13, Vendor Neutral <invalid> wrote:
You usually do that with dd(1) (dd if=/dev/fd0 of=file.name), but do
see the manual for options you might or might not need, like setting
the blocksize. If the blocksize is wrong it will not copy anything.
I don't know what those are, but if they're a) not formatted in a
manner that linux undertands (think floppies for c64 or the various
cp/m machines or even older mac 800k floppies (pc hardware can't
physically read those at all)) or b) not laid out with a filesystem
linux understands, then you won't be able to mount them.
Note that altough the linux mount(8) contains some code that makes wild
guesses about what kind of filesystem is on a floppy, it is by no means
always correct. If you happen to know what filesystem is on them, use an
explicit -t <fstype> option to mount(8) to avoid the guessing code.
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