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To create a image of a floppy disk, open the Terminal. (Software/System).

Enter following Commands into the Terminal:

cat /dev/disk/floppy/raw > /boot/home/floppy.image


Cat is the command who read out the floppy disk and create an imagefile of it. The file path behind the command is the path to the floppy disk (/dev/disk/floppy/raw). Behind the floppy path is the target path (here /boot/home) and the name for the target file. The suffix .image is not realy important in BeOS, but you can better see that type of file it is if you use it.


How to create a Floppy disk from a image file.

To create a floppy disk of a available floppy image file, open the terminal (Software/System).

Enter following Commands into the Terminal:

dd if=/boot/home/floppy.image of=/dev/disk/floppy/raw


The command dd check the added path to the image file with if=path/to/image file and creates if it exists a floppy disk on drive /dev/disk/floppy/raw of it.

Translation by Christian Albrecht (Lelldorin) January 2008
Tutorial by Christian Albrecht (Lelldorin) September 2005
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