5.25" to 3.5" O/S

5.25" to 3.5" O/S

Post by dvs » Sun, 07 May 2000 04:00:00


Can anyone help me (or guide me) with this one? I have Xenix 2.3.2 on 1.2 M
5.25" floppies (fd196ds15) and I want to convert them to 1.44M 3.5"
floppies. (fd0135ds18).

I'm running the Xenix on a 486dx2 66Mhz ISA i/o 240Mbyte HD. I installed the
o/s using the floppies as fd096ds15 (a:) and fd135ds18 (b:) I've since
reversed the drives via cable and bios and have been trying to copy the o/s
to the 3.5's using the dd command.

ie          dd if=/dev/rfd196ds15 of=/dev/rfd0135ds18

I've also tried using the ibs and obs switchs

ie             ibs=1024k obs=1228

Now I think I'm on the right track, I'm now wondering if this can actually
be done. Is it possible that I cannot convert the o/s to the 3.5 floppies. I
've only been trying the N1 volume (the boot disk). The way I see it if I
can't get the N1 working not much point in trying the other volumes.

Thanks for any help, Dave