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Old 10-24-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
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Question How do you copy a bootable floppy to a bootable CD ?


With K3B I can only find how to copy a CD or DVD, not a floppy. How do you copy a bootable floppy to a bootable CD ?
 
Old 10-24-2008, 12:40 PM   #2
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never tried. But I would imagine you can make an iso of the contents of the floppy with mkisofs, then burn that iso onto a cd/dvd
 
Old 10-24-2008, 01:11 PM   #3
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Thank you. So how do I do that with mkisofs ? When I follow it with -help I find about then thousand options, and among them no indication of the syntax.

It says "Usage: genisoimage [options] file..." How do I specify what to include in the iso file, and where to put it ? Is "file..." the source or the destination ?

With the input device floppy being /dev/fd0, how would you craft the line ?
 
Old 10-24-2008, 01:16 PM   #4
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this "may" work


mkisofs -r -o your_file.iso /mnt/floppy


change /mnt/floppy to the mount point of your floppy drive.
change your_file.iso to the name of the iso you want it to be.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 01:27 PM   #5
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Sounds good. I'll give it a try right away.

One more thing. The DOS program I am after is on a two floppy set. How do I get it to take the second floppy ?
 
Old 10-24-2008, 02:00 PM   #6
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Here is what happened.

Code:
[root@backupserver myers]# mkisofs -r -o Ghost.iso /dev/fd0
I: -input-charset not specified, using utf-8 (detected in locale settings)
Total translation table size: 0
Total rockridge attributes bytes: 264
Total directory bytes: 0
Path table size(bytes): 10
Max brk space used 0
175 extents written (0 MB)
[root@backupserver myers]#
Do you see anything here that would give a hint ?
 
Old 10-24-2008, 02:14 PM   #7
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I looked up the -r and -o options on the manpage, and they look quite correct. The last is the filename, which should go to the home folder, and the floppy device. I verified that it is indeed /dev/fd0.
 
Old 10-24-2008, 02:36 PM   #8
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I see that you want a bootable dos cd. Check this link: http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/

Last edited by Quakeboy02; 10-24-2008 at 02:38 PM.
 
Old 10-25-2008, 01:31 PM   #9
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Not sure what to tell you about combining the 2 disks.. Maybe putting them in one folder on your HD and make the iso might work.. Not sure

But /dev/fd0 should be the mount point.. Not the device.

mount point= /mnt/floppy
device= /dev/fd0
 
Old 10-28-2008, 07:52 AM   #10
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Thank you Quakeboy2. That looks like just what I need to get this going. I sure appreciate it.
 
  


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