[syslinux] DOS/Freedos: Can't use mkfloppyimg.sh or mkdiskimage for +8M images ( Solved)

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Tue Oct 9 23:34:58 PDT 2007

Gaetan Lord wrote:
> Hi,
> I did found the problem, a combination of 2 factor.
> 1- I taught that I did install the latest syslinux, but in fact it was
> the 3.36 version.
> 2- Thank to kevin Connelly, he point me to a problem he got with
> mkdosfs command. The default FAT16 do not work, but the FAT12 do. By
> adding -F12 to the mkdosfs command fix the problem. The default F16 do
> seem to work for <8M floppy image.

The default is probably FAT12 for < 8 MB.

I didn't know FreeDOS had the "FAT12 only on floppies" limitation, I 
thought only older versions of MS-DOS did.


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