[Nottingham] boot floppy->boot cdrom

Haber, Michael michael.haber at ntu.ac.uk
Fri Jan 9 14:00:53 GMT 2004

-----Original Message-----
From:	Joe Wrigley [mailto:joe at wrigley.me.uk]
Sent:	Fri 09/01/2004 1:51 PM
To:	nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Subject:	Re: [Nottingham] boot floppy->boot cdrom
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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Thanks, that looks like it should do the trick.

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