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Old 03-13-2005, 08:05 AM   #1
Napalm Llama
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Formatting floppies, writing floppy images

Oh deary me - something so simple and not only do I know nothing about it; I also can't find anything about it on Google - everyone seems to take it as read that their audience knows how to format a floppy...

Well, how's it done? I'm sure it's simple as you like - that's why I'm a bit embarrassed about asking - but I just don't know what program to use / what commands to give it.

When it's done, I need to write a 1.44mb *.flp image to it - how's this done, too?

OK, fdformat /dev/fd0 seems to do the formatting (it's going on as I type) but I still need to know what to do with the image.

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Old 03-13-2005, 08:25 AM   #2
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Here's an example of making a boot floppy from the winme.exe which you can get at .

unzip bootmec.exe ## that makes a file called bootmec.IMA
fdformat /dev/fd0
mkfs.vfat /dev/fd0
dd if=bootmec.IMA of=/dev/fd0
Old 03-13-2005, 08:33 AM   #3
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OK, thanks.


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