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Problems with dd
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Subject: Problems with dd
- From: "Jim Harris" <jimharris1999 at hotmail dot com>
- Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 00:20:35
I am using Cygwin on a Windows 2000 machine - I am not logged in as
Administrator, but I am a local administrator on this machine (I don't think
permissions are the culprit here, but I'm including this just in case). I
am trying to write an image to a floppy diskette using:
dd if=boot.img of=//a
"//a" is the only way I see any activity in the floppy drive ("a:" doesn't
work) - I hear some spinning, but then I get the following message:
dd: //a: Permission denied
If I try reading a floppy image using:
dd if=//a of=foo.img
I get the following message:
dd: //a: Invalid argument
0+0 records in
0+0 records out
Can 'dd' be used to read/write images from/to a floppy? It seems like '//a'
refers to the root directory of the floppy, rather than the device itself
(i.e. /dev/fd0 in Linux). Is there a syntax I can use to write an image to
Any help would be appreciated.
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