I have been trying to install a boot image on my Compact Flash card. I
have a PCMCIA (People Can't Memorise Computer Industry Acronyms) to CF
adapter, which I stuck in a notebook computer.
When I run physdiskwrite, it asks which disk I want to select and gives me
a choice of (0..-1). There appears no correct answer. Anything typed
repeats the prompt. I also downloaded the prior version (0.3) which
behaves the same.
I Googled (is that a verb?) for raw disk tools, but the only ones I found
all insist that the target drive be A: or B:, or at least a floppy. Using
the "substitute" DOS command wouldn't get around that requirement.
The CF card is a Lexar 48MB card, which claims to be USB enabled (I'm not
sure what that means).
Windows sees the CF correctly, and will read and write it.
Is there a man page for physdiskwrite? Do I need to load Cygwin and use
dd? Do I need to boot FreeBSD on a notebook?
Chad R. Larson (CRL22) chad at eldocomp dot com
Computing, Inc. 602-604-3100
5353 North 16th Street, Suite
Phoenix, Arizona 85016-3228
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