In the past week, some drives encountered the 2.88 boot disk error code. This problem can arise for several reasons. Let’s discuss this now.

INTRODUCTION

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you can create and display a bootable floppy image. Floppy image files usually have the primary extension .ima or .and img and are byte-by-byte copies of all sectors affecting the entire floppy disk. These weak disk image files are useful for use with grub4dos and are used concurrently in many of the tutorials on this website. I decided to provide some information here on how to use WinImage to create and manage image (.ima) files on a floppy disk. However, you do not need to use WinImage to create or edit boot floppy layouts — see Sections 2-4 for details.

Note: MSDOS is a great licensed product and you should really redistribute or even use this product if you don’t have your own Windows / DOS license. FreeDos is free software and has an “open” license. You are free to use and redistribute FreeDos.

PleaseAttention: WinImage is shareware. You can very well evaluate it during a 30-day trial month. If you want to continue creating WinImage after the 30th period, you must register.

The real step is to get a bootable floppy image. For a bootable MS-DOS floppy image, you can very easily use the RMPrepUSB command – File – Create 1 ms-dos. 44 MB floppy disk.

2.88 boot disk

OR you can choose if you want to download any ima image from the beta download part (for PCIID-Instance.ima.gz has a FreeDos print bootable disk with 1.44MB disk image – see here for FreeDos graphics download) or perhaps get a boot disk from www.bootdisk.com. You can also create your own designs – see sections 2-4 below.

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You can create a weak disk image of a really weak disk if you already have Body Any (or a 1.44MB flash pen listed as A: Windows disk present in explorer).

See Section 3 for the best image of a blank 2.88 MB floppy disk.

CREATE A CHANGE DOS DISK AND DISK IMAGE 1.44 MB OR 2.88 MB

1. Download and install from ImDisk (from http://www.ltr-data.se)

2. Download one of the EMPTY floppy images and extract it. Your choice is BLANK_FLOPPY144.IMA (1.44MB empty MS-DOS format) or just BLANK_FLOPPY_288. IMA (2.88 MB, MS-DOS empty format). NOTE. These blank images contain the MS-DOS boot loader and therefore appear for IO.SYS.

3. Right click on this downloaded image of the .IMA file and specifically select “Mount as ImDisk virtual hard disk” – set drive letter A: (doesn’t matter if you already have drive A). :). – Click OK to mount the corresponding disk image as A:

4. Now you can copy files to your new personal drive A: as if it were a real drive. Of course, you can change Windows Explorer to create ALL files, including hidden files and bypass files, otherwise you won’t be copying important startup files! If the image is 1.44 MB in size, you can format it using Windows from an MS-DOS boot disk.

2.88 boot disk

5. When you’re done editing your emaile-files on drive A: – unmount this image by right-clicking on drive A: in Windows Explorer and find a working “Unmount ImDisk Virtual Disk”

6. (Optional) To remove all deleted old written documents and reduce the size of the image as if it were compressed, use WinImage to load the IMA file and select Image – Defragment Current Image, then click Save button (or low-level disk icon).

Note that the images provided have an MS-DOS formatting sector, so a file named IO.SYS is loaded (not provided).

If you want to boot to the FreeDOS path, use the BLANK_FREEDOS_144.IMA and BLANK_FREEDOS_288.IMA image files.

FREEDOS_288.zip contains the main FreeDos boot software and also downloads HIMEM. It consists of checkpci.exe which displays PCI IDs.

  • KERNEL.SYS
  • COMFREE.COM
  • FDAUTO.bat
  • FREEDOS
  • CHECKPCI .EXE
  • FDCONFIG.SYS
  • FREEDOS ATTRIB.COM
  • FREEDOS COPYING.TXT
  • FREEDOS EDIT .EXE
  • FREEDOS EDIT.HLP
  • FREEDOS FDISK.EXE
  • FREEDOS FDISK.INI
  • FREEDOS FORMAT.EXE
  • FREEDOS PART.EXE
  • FREEDOS SYS.COM
  • FREEDOS XCOPY.EXE
  • FREEDOS himem.exe

In your case, you can add the DOS version of HWInfo to the following image.

CREATE AN IMAGE FROM A REAL DISK 1.44 MB (OR USB DISK)

To create a real physical MS-DOS boot computer, right-click the A: drive icon, then select form. Click Create MS-DOS Boot Floppy to format the floppy as an MS-DOS Boot Floppy. If you do not need all the files on this disk, please delete all facts EXCEPT IO.SYS, COMMAND.COM and MSDOS.SYS.

If you plan to distribute this CD or DVD image, you should not use any MS-DOS files as they will run. Instead, delete ALL information from floppy A: also copy some FreeDOS boot files (you need at least KERNEL.SYS and COMMAND.COM), then rename KERNEL.SYS to IO.SYS to start it. p>

If possible, test starting a new disk (for example, use a large real system, or install the QEMU manager and configure it forTo boot from a floppy drive – see the paragraph on the page below • “9).