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    Floppy disk emulation?

    Is there any way to emulate a floppy disk? I have one of those horrid BIOS updates that has to be written to a floppy disk. I don't have a floppy drive, nor do I wish to bother with one, so I need to trick it somehow into writing the boot disk data to an image file or directory or something. I've tried running it in Wine with a particular directory mapped to the A: device but I just get errors. Won't open in File Roller either.
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    Re: Floppy disk emulation?

    Have a look at this thread
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    Re: Floppy disk emulation?

    you can't emulate this kind of thing just as you can't change a tire while driving.

    try to put it on CD or USB key. It's likely a DOS boot disk.
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    Re: Floppy disk emulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    you can't emulate this kind of thing just as you can't change a tire while driving.

    try to put it on CD or USB key. It's likely a DOS boot disk.
    My brain totally did not absorb the bios update bit
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    Re: Floppy disk emulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by mastablasta View Post
    you can't emulate this kind of thing just as you can't change a tire while driving.

    try to put it on CD or USB key. It's likely a DOS boot disk.
    My idea is to put it on a USB key with FreeDOS like the last BIOS update I did. The problem is actually getting the BIOS ROM file, which is buried deep within the evilly encrypted executable that demands a floppy disk.
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    Re: Floppy disk emulation?

    perhaps then you should contact motherboard or BIOS manufacturer and ask them WTF?! how to update with no floppy?
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    Re: Floppy disk emulation?

    You need to map the A: device to a 1440K image file, not a directory.

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