I want to "burn" 3 DOS 6.22 floppy disks. I have 3 .img files but I can't "burn" these .img files onto a floppy. I get the message that the file is too big for the target.

What tool can I use (I used one in the past but I don't remember which one...) to "burn" .img file to the floppy disk?

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    Clearly you know that you don’t “burn” a floppy; you write it. ;-) – Synetech Mar 9 '11 at 5:09
  • Yhea, write is now a bit old as word ;) – r0ca Mar 13 '11 at 21:13
  • Not really, you write to hard-drives, to flash-drives, to memory-cards, files, CMOS, EEPROMs… (Only optical discs and flash EPROMs are burned. I can’t really think of other types of / verbs for data writing. Huh.) – Synetech Mar 14 '11 at 0:05
  • Well.. I'm a french canadian so we don't often use the word Write. It's burn or copy. Pretty much... – r0ca Mar 14 '11 at 13:53

For floppy disks, It isn't free but I would highly recommend Winimage, I recently used this when messing around with PXE disk images and it works very well for this sort of thing.

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And just for completion - dd, the usual Linux way. (You didn't mention your OS.)

dd if=disk1.img of=/dev/fd0

On Windows:

dd if=disk1.img of=\\?\Device\Floppy0
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  • Yhea sorry, I wanted to burn .img file over a Windows XP Pro SP3 OS. Sorry for the lack of info. – r0ca Feb 11 '10 at 14:46

You're probably remembering rawrite.exe; it used to be included with early Linux distributions like Slackware for creating a bootable LILO floppy. Find it here. (Author's site, may be down.)

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    ahh, if only we could tag answers too. this one so needs a [nostalgia] tag. – quack quixote Feb 10 '10 at 20:10
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    I'm not against the idea! For old old old technologies – r0ca Feb 10 '10 at 20:20

I used to use RawWrite for Windows. Works quite nicely and it's free.

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I'm still using floppy disks (I'm very nostalgic to these days of the 90's) and I recommend DiskWRITE for those who use Windows.

Alternatively, if you're using Linux,nothing is like using dd:

dd if=imagename.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1024 conv=sync;sync

(I took this from the DEBIAN documentation)

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  • For some reason this program do not work with all .IMG files – Brethlosze Jan 1 '19 at 5:36

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