This show describes how I go about archiving old floppy
disks. These disks date back to the early 90s when floppy disks were a
common way of installing software on personal computers. They were
also used as a portable storage mechanism for data files.
Equipment That I'm Using
IBM ThinkCentre desktop computer with a 3.5in floppy disk drive
Installed the 32-bit version of Slackware 14.2
Making an image of an entire floppy disk
dd if=/dev/fd0 of=filename.dsk
Making a floppy disk from a disk image
dd if=filename.dsk of=/dev/fd0
Copy files from a floppy disk
mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
cp filename /some/destination/path/filename
Comment #1 posted on 2023-10-09 01:59:41 by brian-in-ohio
Really liked this show. Entertaining and informative!
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