Request Example App Reading/Writing Files on Floppy

Joel Sherrill <> joel.sherrill at
Fri Nov 18 20:55:33 UTC 2005

Thomas Doerfler (nt) wrote:
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> Camilo,
> although floppy drives get a bit outdated, it would still be interesting
> to support them in RTEMS. If you send me your driver code, I might try
> to adapt it to the blkdev architecture.

That would be greatly appreciated Thomas.  I am hoping for a floppy 
based system since we will be using a random PC the day of the Pinewood
Derby.  Booting from a floppy and keeping the data files on it keeps
things simpler.


> wkr,
> Thomas.
> Camilo Alejandro Arboleda schrieb:
>>I have an old PC driver (somewhere). It only works with 1.44 MiB
>>floppies and is pre-blockdev, do you thik it fits your needs?
>>Joel Sherrill <joel at> wrote:
>>>I would appreciate it greatly if someone could send me an example
>>>application for the pc386 BSP that mounts a floppy and accesses files
>>>on it.
>>>I am beginning to reimplement the ancient DOS based software
>>>that our scout troop uses for Pinewood Derby timing.  I would
>>>like to use RTEMS for timing accuracy and want to keep records
>>>on the floppy.
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