floppy access problem in cygwin

A Roturier roturier@hotmail.com
Wed Jun 27 21:14:00 GMT 2001


plz bear with this if it seems have been mentioned numerous
times, 'cus i am new to cygwin.

i tried to copy a pre-built image onto floppy disc in cygwin
1.3.2 in order to boot from drive a:.

in cygwin,

$ mount
C:\cygwin\bin on /usr/bin type user (textmode)
C:\cygwin\lib on /usr/lib type user (textmode)
c:\cygwin\tmp on /tmp type user (binmode)
C:\cygwin on / type user (textmode)
\\.\a: on /dev/fd0 type user (binmode)
c: on /c type user (textmode)

so floppy drive is mounted correctly. when i type,

$ dd conv=sync if=redboot.bin of=/dev/fd0
dd: /dev/fd0: No such file or directory

this command takes about 8 seconds to execute before error
message is printed. and the light of floppy drive is on for
a while.

i had formatted the disc and copied a few files onto it to make
sure the floppy was ok before i issued "dd" command. and i am
certain there's no other processes occupying the floppy drive.
btw, i am using windows me and might it be the origin of the
problem? :p

thanx for any help,
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