here are the command lines for *most* flavours of unix:
1. to read the data off of floppy and onto the hard drive--
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/tmp/floppy1 bs=18k
this will put the contents of the floppy into a file called /tmp/floppy1.
your floppy drive may not be called "/dev/fd0". in that case, you will
need to ascertain the device name for your floppy.
2. to place the data from the hard-drive to the floppy--
dd if=/tmp/floppy1 of=/dev/fd0 bs=18k
this will take the contents of the file /tmp/floppy1 and place them upon
the floppy disk.
this is an excellent way to copy DOS floppies.
hope this helps!
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Some one please help me with this small problem:
I need to make an EBCDIC dump of few files on to a 9 track
magnetic tape. I am working with Sun OS 4.0.3.
I used the unix dd command along with mt, but I can't
get more than one file written to the tape. Seems like every time
I write a file the tape rewinds to the beginning of tape.
Thanks in advance,