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How to format 720k FAT (ie: MS-DOS) floppy on Linux using USB floppy drive

I have a USB 3.5" floppy drive connected to my Linux box. I've verified that it is /dev/sdh on my Linux box, and I can read Linux-formatted floppies from it. (I had an old ext2 floppy lying around.) ...
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How to install Linux Mint from DOS?

I want to install Linux Mint 17.2 on my computer. Unfortunately, my computer doesn't have a CD-ROM (so I can't boot from Live CD). It does not have a capability of booting from USB drive (so I ...
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floppy disks only detected properly on same drive

On Linux (Debian based): If I copy files onto a floppy disk in an external floppy drive and put this disk later into another floppy drive, the disk output is … interesting. An excerpt: actual ...
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How does one disable the floppy module from loading on boot in CentOs7?

I'm running a CentOS 7 install in VMWare Workstation 9. I have removed the floppy drive from the VM configuration (as my host machine does not have one, and I haven't used one in literally 12 years). ...
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Which distributions can have a network installation started from a floppy?

Suppose I have computer with no USB boot option; no CD/DVD drive; an unformatted HDD; and a working connection to the Internet (via a local network segment with a DHCP server etc)... and an FDD. Can ...
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Merge floppy images in Raspbian

On my Raspberry pi I am trying to install windows 95 in dosbox. I know that it probably won't work, but I want to try. I cannot download the large CD image so I downloaded a set of 13 floppy images. ...
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Why do I need to comment out the floppy in /etc/fstab in new-ish Debian versions?

I'm using a box with Debian that has gone through many updates (at least lenny, squeeze, wheezy). After a long time, I wanted to mount a floppy again which didn't work as it used to. I found a ...
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Mounting an old floppy image file (.ima format) - how hard can it be?

I'm trying to mount and access a floppy image file in the .ima format (raw dump to floppy, similar to .img) on ArchLinux. This file is part of a set of 30. It is not bootable, but rather a ...
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Mint 14 Floppy error

Error reported = Error mounting system managed device /dev/fd0. Command line ... /media/flopp0 exited with non-zero . /dev/fd0 is not a valid block device. I've got a physical floppy drive, working ...
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How do I compare a file with a floppy image and the actual floppy's content?

Is there a command that compares a floppy disk image (e.g. a .iso file) to the actual contents of the floppy the image was written on (e.g. /dev/fd0)?
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How to disable floppy seek at linux startup?

It is annoying enough that my BIOS has no switch that allows me to disable the floppy-seek at boot. But when I boot CentOS 5 the floppy seeks again - I suspect hald to do this. How can I disable that ...