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hpr3947 :: Archiving Floppy Disks

This show describes how I go about archiving old floppy disks.

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Hosted by Steve Saner on 2023-09-19 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Archiving Floppy Disks


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
cd /mnt/floppy
cp filename /some/destination/path/filename
umount /mnt/floppy


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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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