Creating bootable DOS floppy w/FreeBSD

Martin McCann martin at
Wed Nov 16 20:14:13 GMT 2005

On Wednesday 16 November 2005 18:32, Doug Poland wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm stuck... I need a bootable DOS floppy (for BIOS upgrade) to fix a
> broken Windows box.
> I have no problem formatting and putting an msdosfs on a floppy but it
> appears I cannot make it bootable with native tools.
> I tried emulators/mtools mformat, but it doesn't create bootable media.
> I even installed emulators/qemu and installed Win98 into it but format
> fails trying to format the host's floppy.
> I'm in a bit of a time crunch here, does anyone know how do create a
> bootable DOS floppy using just FreeBSD and/or it's ports?

do a google on bootable floppy images, there are quite a few about, then dd 
the image you download onto your floppy disk


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