SUMMARY: floppy hell, pkgadd hell, driver hell

From: Leslie Connally <>
Date: Thu Aug 16 2001 - 11:33:38 EDT

Thanks for the loads of replies..
And they were all the same !

dd if=/dev/rfd0 bs=something

>I have a floppy with some adapter drivers on it. Probably the only copy
>left in existence.
>And it does work..  (I tried it) Instructions say:
>/etc/init.d/volmgt stop
>pkgadd -d /dev/rfd0 anfc
>yada yada yada
>/etc/init.d/volmgt start
>and all this does work..
>on the wrong machine.
>You see.. I have ONE sparc with a floppy drive on it, and NO sbus boxes
>with floppies, I am hoping to copy all the files off this floppy and make
>an archive I can transport via copper as needed... and run pkgadd on these
>transported file.. not install it off this ephemeral, unmountable and with
>no filesystem I can discern floppy that has no floppy drive to be put
>(and have an archive)
>Any ideas?
>Les Connally
>pkgadd did install files in /opt (I used a fake /opt) and ran a driver
>install script (moved stuff to /kernel eg), but the actual pkg config file
>that made all this happen was not installed..  (thankfully a remove script
>was) so the installed files could not function as my archive... missing
>scripts/config files and things
>It was suggested that this might be a cpio file (and thus unmountable) and
>that cpio might extract the files, but I could not get cpio to work..
>error: "Impossible Headers"
Received on Thu Aug 16 16:33:38 2001

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