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Hi I am trying to read data from a 3 1/4 inch floppy. I have been told that it has 64 tracks of 32 sectors. I have tryed using the ...
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    Problem trying to read raw data off of floppy


    Hi
    I am trying to read data from a 3 1/4 inch floppy. I have been told that it has 64 tracks of 32 sectors. I have tryed using the commands

    dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/tmp/a
    or
    dd bs=2048 if=/dev/fd0 of=/tmp/a

    but I get the error
    dd: reading `/dev/fd0': Input/output error
    0+0 records in
    0+0 records out

    Do I need to use setfdprm to try and set-up other parameters or is there another method that I could try and use?

    Any suggestions would be welcome
    Thanks

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    You can use the noerror switch to continue reading after errors.
    Check the man pages but I think it goes like this:
    Code:
    dd conv=noerror    <other arguments>

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