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Old 01-04-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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Can we make a bootable floppy disk, with PLOP bootmanager?

For old machines, is this bootmanager plop floppy disk exists?
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Run from Floppy with a disk image

A floppy disk image is a file that contains every sector of the floppy disk. You cannot copy the image file on a floppy disk like a common file. It's required to use a special program that writes sector per sector of the image file to the floppy disk sectors. There are many programs available to do this.

Download the current boot manager Extract it to get the floppy disk image plpbt.img.

DOS: You can use with diskimg -d a -w plpbt.img

Windows: Write the disk image with the program rawwritewin to the floppy disk

Linux: dd if=plpbt.img of=/dev/fd0

You can configure the plpbt.bin on the floppy with plpcfgbt.

here the img:

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