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Old 03-23-2005, 08:19 AM   #1
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Utility to make a msdos boot floppy in linux?

Is there a utility to make a msdos boot floppy in linux? My harddrive is a western digital and the diagnostic program is a .exe so i need to make a msdos boot floppy so i can check out my drive. thanks for any responses.
Old 03-23-2005, 08:39 AM   #2
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Yes, dowload the winme boot image ( bootmec.exe ) from . I use the winme because it is the most recent of the dos based boot disks.
Then run thes commands....
fdformat /dev/fd0
mkfs.vfat /dev/fd0
unzip bootmec.exe  ## that makes a file called bootmec.IMA 
Put the image on the floppy with the command: dd if=bootmec.IMA of=/dev/fd0


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