Creating a Unix driver disk

Creating a Unix driver disk.


There are two methods of creating a Unix driver diskette.

From a Unix host:

  1. Copy the driver file to a directory
  2. At the prompt run the dd command in the following format:
    • dd if=[filename] of=[floppy device] bs=18k
    • example: # dd if=/tmp/driver.dd of=/dev/fd0 bs=18k

From a  Windows host:

  1. Download the Copydisk utility from the Perle website or copy the utility from the Perle CDROM to a temporary folder.
  2. Copy the driver file to the same directory
  3. At a command prompt run the copydisk utility in the following format:
    • copydisk [drive] [filename]
    • example: c:\> copydisk a: driver.dd


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10/31/2003 9:08:26 AM
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