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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: 3 questions
From: Jeff Vian <jvian@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 08:25:54 -0600
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#1  The fs for the floppy is whatever image type you put on it.  If you have
an image of a dos/windows floppy and you copy that image to the floppy using
dd then it will mount as an msdos file system. Similarly if you have put an
EXT2 file system format on it.

On the other hand, if you use dd and copy a file to the floppy as a raw
image and not as a floppy image then you cannot mount it.  It stores it on
the floppy as a raw image and not formatted as a file system.

You can mount a dos formatted floppy as an msdos file system and then use
the normal commands such as cp to put files on it that will be accessible as
regular files on a mounted fs.  Remember to unmount the floppy before you
remove it.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lowell" <lowell@xxxxxxxxx>
To: "aclug" <discussion@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 11, 2001 12:04 PM
Subject: [aclug-L] 3 questions

> Folks,
> Just out of curiosity:
> (Thinkpad 755c, Microsolutions Backpack cdrom, RH6.1)
> #1.) When you make a floppy using dd, what fs do you
> use to mount it?or is that even possible?
> #2.) Installing RH6.1 using (trying to) the pcmcia image,
> the VERY first thing it asks for is the "driver"
> disk; where might one find such a thing? Does it
> want a disk from the peripheral's manufacturer, or
> something copied from the install cd, like the image
> was?
> #3.) A driver required for using a backpack cdrom is named
> "pcd". Is that what it's looking for? On the other
> terminal I've watched this driver loaded (along with
> many others) but then I get "Autoprobe failed." Is
> there a secret to installing onto a thinkpad using
> this type of cd?
> Lowell
> --
> "Windows 98 is NOT a virus;
> viruses are small and efficient!"
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