IMG Files

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IMG Files

Postby haiyyu » 6. Mar 2009, 22:06

Hi Community,

I've got an .IMG-File and I want to emulate it with VirtualBox.
But I only can emulate .ISO-Files. How can I emulate .IMG-Files?

Sorry for my bad english...
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Re: IMG Files

Postby vbox4me2 » 6. Mar 2009, 22:08

An image file from what? a floppy, a CD...?
Try renaming it to an .ISO
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Re: IMG Files

Postby Sasquatch » 7. Mar 2009, 01:50

You have to convert it to an ISO. If you're on Windows, you can use tools like UltraISO to convert it. You have to pay for that version for it's full functions, but it might convert the image during the evaluation period. I'm sure your favourite search engine will find a tool that can do the same and might even be free.
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Re: IMG Files

Postby haiyyu » 7. Mar 2009, 11:35

Okay, I converted my W95.IMG to an ISO-Image. But VirtualBox says 'Fatal: No bootable medium found. System halted' :(
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Re: IMG Files

Postby vbox4me2 » 7. Mar 2009, 13:46

WIndows95 CD is NOT bootable, see the sticky:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=9918
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Re: IMG Files

Postby stephanecharette » 10. Mar 2009, 10:26

.img files are normally floppy images. They mount just fine in VirtualBox.

How big is this .img file of yours? All the .img files I have are 720K or 1.5M in size. The 1.44M 3.5" floppies take 1.5M when you include the FATs, etc.

Here is an example of the command I ran on the host to create all the .img files I have working in VirtualBox:
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cat /dev/fd0 > ~/Desktop/dos330.img


I then found it much easier in VirtualBox to deal with .img files and virtually mount the floppy. I'm also glad I did it since my new computer purchased about 18 months ago doesn't have a floppy drive on it. Yet all my .img floppy images continue to work just fine in VB.

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