First format a floppy with the following command:
fdformat /dev/fd0 (in Linux) fdformat /dev/rfd0c (in OpenBSD) format A: (in DOS)
Linux and OpenBSD
Insert a floppy and use the dd command to write an floppy image to the floppy diskette.
dd if=floppy46.fs of=/dev/fd0 bs=32k (in Linux) dd if=floppy46.fs of=/dev/rfd0c bs=32k (in OpenBSD)
Use the following command to make sure that the image is written correctly to the floppy.
cmp /dev/fd0 floppy46.fs (in Linux) cmp /dev/rfd0c floppy46.fs (in OpenBSD)
Windows and DOS
If you use Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, use fdimage or ntrw to write the boot floppy. Make sure the floppy has been formatted first.
C:\> ntrw floppy46.fs a: 3.5", 1.44MB, 512 bytes/sector bufsize is 9216 1474560 bytes written
C:\> fdimage -q floppy46.fs a:
In Windows 9x/ME or DOS, you can use rawrite to write your boot floppy.
C:\> rawrite RaWrite 1.2 - Write disk file to raw floppy diskette Enter source file name: floppy46.fs Enter destination drive: a Please insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and press -ENTER- :