Re: Question about the dd command

From: Bourne (
Date: Wed Sep 18 2002 - 18:48:35 EST

Eric Tchepannou wrote:
> Hi all,

> dd if=rootfs of=/dev/fd0 bs=1k seek=KERNEL_BLOCKS
I am surprised to see that with a ls-command the rootfs.gz is invisible
> on the floppy, though the boot process from floppy works properly.

That's Obvious. you do not have a filesystem on /dev/fd0 and hence 'ls'
wont work.

>Later i
> created an image of the floppy ( dd if=/dev/fd0 of=boot.img bs=10k count=144
> as in the Linux-Bootdisk-HOWTO ), created an iso file from it with mkisofs and
> copied it on CD. Now I can't boot the image from this CD!
Try using xcdroast.

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