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Old 02-20-2008, 10:19 AM   #1
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mkfs.vfat and dosbox

Has anyone had any luck creating images with mkfs.vfat and then mounting them in DOSBox?

So far I tried:

mkfs.vfat -C disk-image 4100
which mounts fine using the loop device, i.e.:

mount disk-image dos/ -t vfat -o loop
and I can read and write to it, mount/umount it, etc.

But when I try to mount in dosbox using:

imgmount c ~/disk-image -size 512,63,16,20
it tells me it has mounted, but then when I try to dir, it tells me:

File *.* not found.
and in the background it says:

No good partiton found in image.
Loaded image has no valid magicnumbers at the end!
I'm really unsure about the parameters I'm passing to the -size option. I've tried "512,63,16,20" and "512,63,32,255" and "512,63,16,255" and "512,63,255,255," none of which work. Any suggestions at all will be appreciated.
Old 02-20-2008, 11:55 AM   #2
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bximage to the rescue

I had a lot more luck using bximage to create the DOS image. I essentially followed the tutorial here.


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