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First post, by OSH

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Well, I'm a little bit frustrated.
1. I've made imagefile using imgmake test.img -t hd_2gig -nofs -bat
2. I've formatted this image using format c: /s
3. I'm trying to mount this under DOSBOX using imgmount d test.img -t hdd -size 512,63,64,1023
4. I've got a message "can't create drive from file".

What I did wrong? I've remembered, I was able to mount su8ch image under DOSBOX, and after this copying a files on this image under DOSBOX, but now I can't. Why?

Reply 3 of 13, by bloodbat

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Which file system did you format the image with prior to adding files?
Also, is the path to your image file set correctly?
You're not trying to mount it to an already used drive letter, right?

Reply 5 of 13, by OSH

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Which file system did you format the image with prior to adding files?

Well - I've formatted it using Windows95 startup disk

Also, is the path to your image file set correctly?

Yes, is correctly set.

You're not trying to mount it to an already used drive letter, right?

No, I'm not.

When you try to mount the image there's probably a message in the Status Window explaining what's wrong.

Using partition 0 on drive: skipping 63 sectors
IDE: index -1 slave=0

Reply 8 of 13, by Jorpho

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OSH wrote:

Of course. I did everything, what was described in DosFreak's, and dada's description...

Which description are you referring to? What partitioning tool did you use?

Patch: Imgmake - creates floppy or harddisk images suggests "imgmake c:\harddisk_2gb.img -t hd_2gig" requires no formatting at all.

For that matter:

1. I've made imagefile using imgmake test.img -t hd_2gig -nofs -bat
2. I've formatted this image using format c: /s
3. I'm trying to mount this under DOSBOX using imgmount d test.img -t hdd -size 512,63,64,1023

Don't you have to mount the image before you can format it..?

Reply 9 of 13, by OSH

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Which description are you referring to? What partitioning tool did you use?

this: Windows 9x DOSBox Guide (Not officially supported)
and this: Guide - Windows 95 on DOSBox 0.74

Image was partitioned with fdisk from Windows95 start disk.

Don't you have to mount the image before you can format it..?

Of course!!! otherwise I couldn't format it! Really, I can't imagine, how I can format image without mounting it.

Reply 10 of 13, by Jorpho

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Well, what command are you using to mount the image before you run fdisk, then?

Also, if you're using fdisk from a later version of Windows 95, you should probably make sure you're not formatting the disk as FAT32. (You have to answer "no" when asked if you want to enable large disk support.)

Last edited by Jorpho on 2012-10-16, 13:48. Edited 1 time in total.

Reply 12 of 13, by DepthsDoes

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cd winent1

(Windows 3.1 Entertainment Pack 1)

imgmount A: \disk01.img -t floppy
Can't create drive from file.
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