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I also created a virtual machine in VirtualBox and successfully booted it. It asked for you to insert Disk 2 during the boot process. You need to have added your new floppy.img in the virtual media manager. You can then select Devices->Floppy Devices->floppy.img and hit Enter to continue the boot.
I must be nearly there, too. Unfortunately I am not quite able to get the second floppy to work properly.
I can see DISK2.TGZ in:
When I use virtual box virtual media manager to navigate to the location of a floppy image, I canīt get it to see a floppy image. It just has a pink screen and there appear to be no floppy images available, except for the DISK1.IMG.
I tried following your instructions above.
They should have got it working for me, but I donīt know why, they didnīt. I canīt understand why.
One good thing is that a DISK2 did appear in my folder and this was recognized as a floppy image in the virtual device manager.
When i reached the insert disc 2 and hit enter moment, I got this:
cannot find valid MSDOS file system on dev 02:00
mount: Mounting /dev/fd0 on /fd failed
Thanks for helping me with this reed9. Really I should be able to get this thing running by now, but I just canīt. I have tried deleting everything and starting over again from the beginning but that didnīt work either.
Maybe this is the problem:
Some things I havenīt been able to delete, and I am using improperly prepared instances of files. For example, in my directory tree, I can see a place named
1.5 MB Filesystem
That must be the floppy disc or something that was created. I donīt know how to delete this. If I click on it, I get this message:
Unable to mount 1.5 MB Filesystem
Error mounting: mount: /dev/loop0: can't read superblock
Maybe that has something to do with the improper file system. If I could delete it and try what you pasted earlier, that would work. But I donīt know how to delete it.
Also, I have the following:
/media/image2.gz (I created this trying my own ideas)
I would like to delete these 2 things, but I do not know how. I think if I could delete them, getting back to square one, I would then be able to get your procedure to work properly.
Thank you so much for having stayed with me on this problem! I really want to get this to work now!
For those who had this problem and like me went out there for an answer, it's quite easy to do under Windows.
1. Open up 7-zip
2. Open Tools -> Options
3. Check tgz files
4. open up your tgz file and extract it somewhere
5. open up MagicISO (or something else that does the job, MagicISO is fine)
6. make your .img file with the extracted files from the .tgz