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       mkfatimage16 - generate a virtual drive image suitable for DOSEMU


       mkfatimage16  [ -b bsectfile ] [{ -t tracks | -k Kbytes }] [ -l volume-
       label ] [ -f outfile ] [ -p ] [ file...  ]


       mkfatimage16 creates a hdimage file for DOSEMU that is pre-loaded  with
       the  files specified on the command line.  The output is either written
       to stdout ( hence do not forget to append " >  hdimagefile",  else  you
       will  see  garbage  on  the screen ) or to the file specified by the -f
       option. For the later you may also use option  -p  in  order  to  force
       padding  up  to  the  given size. This padding will result in so-called
       holes on an ext2-FS, hence the actual diskusage will  not  be  greater.
       The  file  created by mkfatimage16 then can be used as a virtual drive,
       when defined in /etc/dosemu.conf.  As long as  -k  is  not  given,  the
       number of heads is always 4 and you have 17 sectors per head else it is
       adjusted accordingly.  To vary the size, you  may  either  use  the  -t
       option or specify the total amount of Kbytes via -k option.

       All  files given behind the options will be copied onto the hdimage. In
       addition a DOSEMU suitable masterboot record (MBR) is  established  and
       via option -b you may specify a boot sector that gets inserted as first
       sector of the partition. To later access the hdimage outside of  DOSEMU
       you  should  use  mtools  ( /etc/mtools.conf parameters partition=1 and
       offset=128 ).


       -b file
              Insert the first 512 bytes of file into the  bootsector  of  the

       -t num Make  the  virtual  disk have num tracks. This is the one way to
              define the size of the disk.

       -k Kbytes
              Make the virtual disk be Kbytes in size. Using  -t  and  -k  are
              mutual exclusive.

       -l label
              insert label as volume label for the disk.

       -f outfile
              The hdimage is written to outfile instead of stdout

       -p     Pad the hdimage with zero up to the total size given by -t or -k
              ( only in conjunction with -f ).


       Pasi Eronen ( and Peter Wainwright.


       This program  doesn’t  support  name  mangling  and  does  very  little
       checking  for  non-DOS  filenames.   Disk full condition isn’t detected
       (and  probably  causes  erratic  behaviour).   Duplicate  files  aren’t


       Comes with DOSEMU


       dosemu(1), xdosemu(1), mtools(1)