I was making backup copies of old software for archival purposes,
making physical copies of the floppies used to install old Win3.1
software which runs some devices I still have to use.
I make a copy by
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=disk1 bs=18k
where 18k is the cylinder size.
I got a solid system lockup every time I tried this, on a system
otherwise stable on 2.0.33 and 2.1.95. This is an SMP system,
haven't tried a uni yet.
CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.