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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 latter 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  disk usage 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 master boot 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


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

       -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 detected.


       Comes with DOSEMU


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