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Old 08-20-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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qemu dificulty with formatting image


I'm running Debian Lenny. I have qemu installed, and am trying to install windows 95 to a 1GB disk image so that I can play some older games and programs I have (they don't work with Wine). However, when I try to install it it says that the disk is not formatted to MS DOS. I have gone into FDISK and formatted it, but it still gives the same message.

Is there a way around this? Why might it be saying this?

Thanks!
 
Old 08-21-2008, 06:44 AM   #2
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Are you formatting it with Microsoft's fdisk or Linux's fdisk?
 
Old 08-21-2008, 10:08 AM   #3
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I was using fdisk within qemu, the Windows version of the program.
 
Old 08-21-2008, 04:49 PM   #4
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Using the MS tools is good. But I must not have been thinking clearly last night when I posted ... fdisk just partitions the disk. You need to run the MS command format to format one of the partitions.

I don't know if this will be helpful, but I did run across this thread which discusses installing win95 under qemu
 
Old 08-23-2008, 05:24 PM   #5
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The format key worked like a charm. Thanks!
 
  


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