copy a 3MB file into floppy disk?

copy a 3MB file into floppy disk?

Post by CG » Fri, 23 Jun 1995 04:00:00



There are two easy methods you can use with pcfs formatted floppies.

  1) Use compress to shrink the file. Binaries can sometimes be compressed a
lot so it might fit.
      or
  2) Use split to break it up into smaller files and cat to join it
together on the remote machine.

Later Jeff.

: Hi, All:

:      I have a 3MB binary file on SPARCstation 5. Is there any way I
: can copy the file into 1.44MB floppy disks one by one?

:       Thank you in advance.


 
 
 

copy a 3MB file into floppy disk?

Post by Hong H » Fri, 23 Jun 1995 04:00:00


Hi, All:

     I have a 3MB binary file on SPARCstation 5. Is there any way I
can copy the file into 1.44MB floppy disks one by one?

        Thank you in advance.



 
 
 

copy a 3MB file into floppy disk?

Post by Hendrik Visage (Adm » Sat, 24 Jun 1995 04:00:00


: Hi, All:

:      I have a 3MB binary file on SPARCstation 5. Is there any way I
: can copy the file into 1.44MB floppy disks one by one?

:       Thank you in advance.


On Linux with the GNU tar (Which I like more than the stock Unix tar's)

tar -cf /dev/fd0H1440 -L1440 filename

(What's the /dev/name for fd's on Solaris ?? We don't have any
with floppies to try this ....)

--

 
 
 

copy a 3MB file into floppy disk?

Post by Thorsten Bombe » Sat, 24 Jun 1995 04:00:00




>Hi, All:

>     I have a 3MB binary file on SPARCstation 5. Is there any way I
>can copy the file into 1.44MB floppy disks one by one?

>    Thank you in advance.



Use GNU-tar and tar it with the multiple-volume option on 2 Disks using the disk raw device (/dev/rdiskette) as tape.

Thorsten
--

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--- working at Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies  ---
--- Phone:                                 +49-521-106-3518 ---

 
 
 

copy a 3MB file into floppy disk?

Post by Neil Brookin » Sat, 24 Jun 1995 04:00:00


Quote:>:      I have a 3MB binary file on SPARCstation 5. Is there any way I
>: can copy the file into 1.44MB floppy disks one by one?
>On Linux with the GNU tar (Which I like more than the stock Unix tar's)

>tar -cf /dev/fd0H1440 -L1440 filename

That -L is a nice feature! Its a good reason to use gnu's tar!
However, if you want to stick to stock commands, try using cpio which
will automatically prompt for the next disk when it fills up...
This is a much nicer solution; you don't hardcode the disk size...

---->Neil

 
 
 

copy a 3MB file into floppy disk?

Post by Carlo Ki » Mon, 26 Jun 1995 04:00:00





> >Hi, All:

> >     I have a 3MB binary file on SPARCstation 5. Is there any way I
> >can copy the file into 1.44MB floppy disks one by one?

> >       Thank you in advance.


> Use GNU-tar and tar it with the multiple-volume option on 2 Disks using the disk raw device (/dev/rdiskette) as tape.

> Thorsten
> --

> --- Student of Natural Scientific Computer Science/Physics  ---
> --- working at Faculty of Linguistics and Literary Studies  ---
> --- Phone:                                 +49-521-106-3518 ---

gnu tar alright... but raw ?

I use: tar -cMzf /floppy file

where the -M is multiple volume and asks to replace the disk
(use umount and mount in another window).

This worked on a solaris2.4 x86, but not on a sparc however :/
I get read errors at the end of the file when restoring from a
flop.

Carlo