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On Wednesday, January 02 2002 02:02 am, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> what part of
>
>    "not for backup.  i need floppies."

The script makes backups OF floppies ( you can make a  new copy of the disk 
from the backup ), not to them. 

> ryan, about your script.  it certainly is sensitive to format.  why would
> you think otherwise?  by accessing /dev/fd0, you're already choosing a
> discipline for the floppy driver.  what if the disk was formatted with 21
> sectors per track?

I thought /dev/fd0 autoprobes physcal format. Anyway, I ment you could make 
an image of a Mac (HFS) 'PS' (fat12) linux (ext2, minux) formated disk 
because the filesystem isn't taken into account.

I currently use this script to make an image of a floppy I use for work in a 
one of my classes.

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