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How to do floppy diskcopy ?

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Dear All,
Please tell me how to do floppy diskcopy. Please tell me step by step. Thanks.
Winson
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kobo100198 earned 90 total points
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I don't quite understand your question. Do you want copy from floppy to floopy or copy from floppy to hard drive?

Copy from floppy to floppy
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insert your source disk and type:
  mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt

mkdir /source

cp /mnt/* /source  (copy your floppy to /source directory)

umount /mnt

insert your target floppy disk and type:
  mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt

cp /source/* /mnt

umount /mnt
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copy from floppy to hd
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insert your floppy and type:

mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt

now you can access your floppy by going to /mnt

and do whatever you like, copy, delete, create directory, etc

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There's another way to do this by using mcopy command. Try type:  which mcopy, if it said can't find mcopy, it means that you haven't installed this.


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dd bs=1024 count=1440 if=/dev/fd0 of=/tmp/fd_image
# change floppy
dd bs=1024 count=1440 of=/dev/fd0 if=/tmp/fd_image
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Dear kobo and aheffmann,
Thank you for your response.
My question is that I want to make a floppy copy , like DOS command - diskcopy. Please tell me more about this if you know. Thank you very much.
Winson

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see my comment, it's much faster than DOS's diskcopy too ;-))
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