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Formatting a 720KB Double Density Floppy Disk bootable
Sep 15, 2011, 7:38 PM
I'd like to format a DSDD floppy to make it bootable for an IBM 5150. I only have a windows xp machine with a usb floppydrive.
I tried al the variants that can be found on bootdisk.com, but al those program give a message that the format is not supported.
thanks for your suggestions
Sep 17, 2011
formatting 720kb double density floppy disk bootable
Sep 15, 2011, 8:08 PM
You could install DOS in a virtual machine and format the disk.
Sep 16, 2011, 6:15 PM
Thanks for the suggestion! It worked. I installed dos in a VMware machine and formatted the disk.
format /F:720 /S
For those who are planning to install dos on VMware (of parallels): use an iso file that can be found here:
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Sep 17, 2011, 9:24 PM
Virtual machines are a GREAT tool; how did we live without them
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