On Friday 25 Apr 2003 18:17, Bill Freeman wrote:
> ... pf was apparently written with non-partitioned
> disks (LS-120, CDs) in mind. Zip disks, however, are partitioned.
> Is there something short of reworking the pf driver to support
> partitioning that will get me around this?
Hmm... The simplest solution I can think of is to use a loop device with an
I've just tried this on a floppy on which I ran fdisk:
fdisk -lu /dev/fd0
Disk /dev/fd0: 2 MB, 2949120 bytes
2 heads, 36 sectors/track, 80 cylinders, total 5760 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/fd0p1 36 5759 2862 83 Linux
The start sector of the partition is 36 so I need to offset by
36 * 512 = 18432 bytes:
losetup -o 18432 /dev/loop0 /dev/fd0
Then I can use /dev/loop0 instead. I've run mke2fs on it and the partition
table seems to have survived. That's as far as I can test it, unfortunately.
You'll have to try it with a zip disk (using mkdosfs of course) and then see
if a windoze box can mount it.
Hope it works
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