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How to create a 80 track 1 head FAT formatted 360K disk image?

I need to format a floppy disk image file with a format that is readable by an (emulated) 3.5" 80-track 9 sectors/track single-sided floppy drive. With mformat, I have no idea how to specify a disk ...
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How to prevent udev from adding fd0 to /proc/partitions?

I'm updating udev to eudev, the issue I am having is now fd0 shows in /proc/partitions which causes hang delays by things that process items from that file. I would imagine it's some "rule" but I ...
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How to check if the floppy driver is installed?

How can I check if the floppy driver is installed on my Debian system? I already used the following commands: find /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/ -name '*.ko' | grep floppy ls -l /lib/modules/$(...
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How to stop never-ending stream of blk_update_request errors?

Have a RHEL 7 virtual server that people are currently working in, but the console in vSphere is just showing a "blk_update_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0" every few minutes or so, is there a ...
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Set media to “Floppy Disk” automatically in Wine

In order for an application I am using (with Wine) to be able to access a usb drive I need to set the drive to "floppy disk" in the wine configuration under the drives tab in the advanced settings. If ...
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How to format floppy disks in a USB floppy disk drive on FreeBSD?

I want to format a MF 2HD floppy in a USB floppy disk drive. Since a USB floppy disk drive appears as a da(4) device instead of an fdc(4) device, the standard fdformat utility cannot be used. How ...
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Cannot Mount Floppy Drive

since I got my Floppy Drive to be found by the system, I trouble with mounting it! Some specs: Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS, EIDE-Connected FDD, installed packages for this subject: udisk2and fdutils ...
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floppy0: no floppy controllers found [closed]

I am currently trying some Ubuntu-Server based projects and want to use some floppies for it. But after installing Ubuntu-server16.04 LTS on my machine, I got an error on start-up: floppy0: no ...
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floppy fstab entry for vfat and ext

I'm trying to create an fstab entry for /dev/fd0 so that user can mount a floppy formatted either with VFAT or ext32. The simple fstab entry /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy auto noauto,user,sync,gid=users,umask=...
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how to place custom bootloader in floppy image

So I am creating a custom bootloader: nasm -f bin boot.asm -o boot.bin It is 512 bytes. How do I place this into a floppy image and boot with qemu? I tried: dd if=boot.bin of=floppy.img bs=512 ...
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Fedora 25 installation of fdutils missing linux/ext2_fs.h

I am attempting to install fdutils on Fedora 25, and running ./configure outputs the following: checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes checking for gcc... gcc checking for C compiler default ...
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How do I detect a floppy disk insert on RHEL 7 and execute a script?

I have a RedHat 7 VM running on VMware ESXi 6 infrastructure. I need to detect a floppy disk insert event and then kickoff a script based on that insert event. My initial approach was to try and use ...
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Floppy drive can only be mounted as root

Yes I know - a floppy drive. but.... I want to extract a whole bunch of samples of old floppy discs (about 300 discs) from my Ensoniq EPS sampler (that has died). I am using a C program called ...
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Mathematic question for format floppies on Old sysV unix

On old sysVR4 i will format floppies as so 1.44 MB floppy mkfs -F ufs /dev/dsk/f03ht 2560 1.2MB Floppy mkfs -F ufs /dev/dsk/f13dt 2440 The 2440 and 2560 are calculated with 512*4 and 512*5 In ...
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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 can'...
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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 content ...
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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 ...