Go Back   DaemonForums > OpenBSD > OpenBSD General

OpenBSD General Other questions regarding OpenBSD which do not fit in any of the categories below.

Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1   (View Single Post)  
Old 12th May 2013
comet--berkeley comet--berkeley is offline
Real Name: Richard
Package Pilot
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: California
Posts: 142
Default Old 5.25" 360k floppy in a 1.2M drive

After inheriting a large stack of 360k floppies, I tried reading them with Linux on a 10 year old Athlon box.

But I found that Linux is horrible at reading 360k floppies from a 5.25" 1.2M disk drive.

It acted like it was reading a diskette but then inserted bad data in the output.
And of course it was unable to recognize the result as an msdos filesystem...

I wonder how many Linux users have thrown away old 360k floppies thinking that they were bad when they were perfectly fine?

OpenBSD 5.3 works great!

Here are my fstab entries for both my 3.5" drive and my 5.25" drive:
# floppy 3.5" 1.44MB
/dev/fd0Bi /dosa msdos noauto,rw 0 0
# floppy 5.25" 360K on 1.2MB drive
/dev/fd1Di /dosb msdos noauto,rw 0 0
To copy the diskettes to disk use dd:
dd if=/dev/fd1Dc of=floppy.img bs=512
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
EU's AXLE to drive open source "Big Data" analytics J65nko News 0 1st May 2013 05:33 PM
How to replace "ectags" with "ctags"? fender0107401 OpenBSD Packages and Ports 5 16th April 2013 10:01 AM
Creating USB flash drive drive image from FreeBSD disc1.iso FBSD Guides 1 10th February 2010 04:42 PM
Fixed "xinit" after _7 _8, "how" here in case anyones' "X" breaks... using "nvidia" jb_daefo Guides 0 5th October 2009 09:31 PM
How to "configure" and mount a USB Drive already in use IronForge OpenBSD General 10 1st September 2009 05:36 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:31 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content copyright © 2007-2010, the authors
Daemon image copyright ©1988, Marshall Kirk McKusick