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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: 3 questions
From: Lowell <lowell@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 16:43:21 -0600
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Jeff Vian wrote:
> #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.

                As I suspected; thx for confirmation...

> 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.

                I went the dd route 'cause the file was 
                too big for a 1.44M (dos overhead). I 
                wouldn't be able to use the larger floppy
                options (/dev/fd0u1770, etc.) w/ a mounted 
                disk, would I?          

                "Windows 98 is NOT a virus;
                 viruses are small and efficient!"

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