[Nottingham] boot floppy->boot cdrom

Joe Wrigley joe at wrigley.me.uk
Fri Jan 9 13:51:18 GMT 2004

Joe Wrigley wrote:

> Haber, Michael wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Not strictly linux but:
>> I've got a boot floppy containing some hardware diagnostic tools for 
>> a laptop, but no floppy to boot from. Can I make a boot cd from the 
>> boot floppy?
>> I don't have images of the boot floppys, just a windows .exe that 
>> creates them.
>> thanks for any help.
>> Mike
> I've not done it, but you can do something like dd if=/dev/fd0 
> of=floppy.img
> and then use:
> mkisofs -pad -b floppy.img -R -o /tmp/cd.iso floppy.img
> cdrecord dev=0,0,0 speed=12 blank=fast -pad -v -eject /tmp/cd.iso
> Have a look at
> http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/floppy_image_on_cd.htm
> Hopefully, that might work :)
> Joe
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sorry, might be typing without thinking. If you have the actual boot 
floppies and a machine with a floppy drive, you should be able to create 
images using dd as above or rawrite in windows


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