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How to Run Image for DOS From a Bootable Floppy Disk

The easiest method is to use MakeDisk (included with Image for DOS) to create the bootable floppy.

The bootable floppy disk can also be created manually by following the instructions below:

To run Image for DOS from a bootable floppy disk, first you will need to create the bootable disk itself. Please refer to the following links for further information:


How to Create a Windows 95/98/Me Startup Disk
How to Create an MS-DOS Startup Disk From Windows XP

Once you have created the bootable floppy disk, proceed as follows:

  1. Copy the following Image for DOS files to the floppy disk:
    • IMAGE.EXE
    • CDBOOT.F35
    • CDBOOT.INS
    • IFD.INI (if it exists) 

  2. Open Notepad (or your text editor of choice).

  3. Copy and paste the following text into Notepad:

    @echo off
    cls
    echo Launching Image for DOS...
    rem Specify environment variables, if any, immediately below this line.
    image.exe
    cls
    echo You may now reboot the computer (Ctrl + Alt + Delete).
    echo.

  4. Save the file in Notepad as A:\AUTOEXEC.BAT. You now have a bootable floppy disk that will automatically launch Image for DOS when the computer is booted from it.

Note: If you wish to specify any environment variables for Image for DOS, you will need to add the appropriate line to the AUTOEXEC.BAT file, as indicated in Step 3 above. For example, to disable the F12 (Cancel) key, you would add this line immediately above image.exe:

set IFD=NOCAN:1

Giving you this:

@echo off
cls
echo Launching Image for DOS...
rem Specify environment variables, if any, immediately below this line.
set IFD=NOCAN:1
image.exe
cls
echo You may now reboot the computer (Ctrl + Alt + Delete).
echo.

Please refer to the Image for DOS user manual for more information on available environment variables, INI file options, and command line options, including ways to fully automate image and restore operations.


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