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Simply put,

I need a floppy drive manager. Kinda like power iso, but for floppy disk's.

I'm trying to load up win95... Then export it's fantastic music theme, and punch it into my windows 7...lol...

Suggestions?

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Off of a floppy?
    
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Have floppy images, various formats, on pc, like .iso / .nrg / .bin / .mds / .whateverthheckitis

But i'm looking to properly load them as a "virtual floppy drive", ie, like a "virtual cd drive". like power iso, alcohol 120%, etc...

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Have floppy images, various formats, on pc, like .iso / .nrg / .bin / .mds / .whateverthheckitis

But i'm looking to properly load them as a "virtual floppy drive", ie, like a "virtual cd drive". like power iso, alcohol 120%, etc...

- Le_Loup
The floppies only held the format kernels.
    
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Just use a virtual machine? Find a win95 .iso and boot using that?
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Just use a virtual machine? Find a win95 .iso and boot using that?
I have several virtual machines presently, but I haven't found a working .iso of win95, or even 3.1 (Which i'd like to get working as well...). But I still need to host in succession multiple floppies in a row, ans "virtually" swap them out like you would cd 1, cd 2, cd 3 on power iso, etc...

I have virtual box, virtual pc, vmware, etc. I'm fairly well able to do that, but I can't just "hot swap" in them any of the floppy images unfortunately. I need a "virtual" floppy drive, like power iso provides, like alcohol 120% provides, like magic iso provides.

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For windows 3.1, iirc, I used dosbox to install and run it, copied all the stiffies files into one folder and mounted it as my A: drive
couldn't get it to work in any VM's
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Maybe Daemon Tool?
    
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Maybe Daemon Tool?
I think he wants to make an image of the floppy disk, so that he can then mount it as a virtual disk to install inside a VM
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For windows 3.1, iirc, I used dosbox to install and run it, copied all the stiffies files into one folder and mounted it as my A: drive
couldn't get it to work in any VM's
Nah, that wouldn't work, because it's still looking for the separated values. I'm trying to keep them separated...

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Originally Posted by The Architect View Post
Maybe Daemon Tool?
Alcohol 120% is basically daemon tools on steroids, and that's a no, it dun help.

Quote:
Originally Posted by N3G4T1v3 View Post
I think he wants to make an image of the floppy disk, so that he can then mount it as a virtual disk to install inside a VM
Simply put,

Floppy diskettes of 3.1, etc...

Disk 1 of 10 (example), is mounted to drive A: (Drive A: is a proper program that mounts floppy diskette images, etc only, not reserved in any way for cd images at all).
Disk 2 of 10, (example) when disk 1 installer, requests disc 2, I just minimize virtual machine, open like you would daemon tools, or power iso, and "mount" a new floppy image, ie disk 2 of 10.
Disk 3 of 10, (Example), repeat same example as disc 2, with exception that its now disc 3..

And so on...

Simply i'm "virtually" pushing the eject button, taking out 1 floppy disk, and putting 2nd floppy disc in its place, and then going to installer on vm, saying "next"... and so forth...

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