Solved Converting .img file to floppy

March 8, 2015 at 16:00:47
Specs: Windows XP/ earler
OK you all solved my initial problem, now I have disk images of some dos disks. they are in the "Disk1.img" format. Now I am looking for a program that will allow me to transfer the image to a floppy. And am wondering will a "image" produce a bookable disk?

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March 8, 2015 at 16:24:42
Sure that wasn't an old DOS-based backup program that made the disk? If so, then you'll somehow have to track it (the program) down and restore the backup (which means that it may be more trouble than it's worth if you can't find all the disks of the set or if even one of them is bad).

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March 8, 2015 at 16:15:51
depends on the size of that image...? There was (is) a standard limit of 1.44 for larger floppies; and then there was an extended format/capacity for image disks... The latter being used for msdos based setup of versions of dos (and possibly some other software/apps too)

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March 8, 2015 at 16:19:31
the image size 720 on this set

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March 8, 2015 at 16:20:30
See this:
http://www.online-convert.com/file-...

So img is a Mac file but there is a fighting chance changing it to an iso file will work. I've not tried it personally.

I get the impression that programs which burn iso images will most likely accept img files too. This one is simple and popular:
http://www.imgburn.com/

An ISO of a system will usually be bootable - not sure about img.

EDIT:
I should have explained that ISO is now the most commonly used image file (rather than img).

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March 8, 2015 at 16:24:42
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Sure that wasn't an old DOS-based backup program that made the disk? If so, then you'll somehow have to track it (the program) down and restore the backup (which means that it may be more trouble than it's worth if you can't find all the disks of the set or if even one of them is bad).

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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March 8, 2015 at 16:31:49
This explains about that format:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMG_(f...

Macs now use .dmg

It will be interesting to discover the origin of these disks...

This link would appear to confirm Derek's suggestion too...

http://tinyurl.com/qf43jor


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March 8, 2015 at 16:42:17
I'm curious what are those disks and what you propose doing with them?

Asking in case there is a neater way forward.

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March 8, 2015 at 19:00:51

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