How To: Create floppy disk image in OS X

If you need to create floppy disk image on OS X, follow these steps:

Step 1: Open Terminal and type

dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024 count=1440 > floppy.img

This will create an image file called floppy.img.

Step 2: Open Disk Utility application. Go to File -> Open Disk Image and select floppy.img created in step 1.

Step 3: Select floppy.img in Disk Utility, and click on Erase tab.

Step 4: Select MS DOS FAT as a format.

That’s it. Now you have a blank floppy disk image. You’ll now see it mounted on your desktop / Finder and it can now be used as any disk drive on the system. Open it up and copy files into it. Once finished, eject the floppy disk image.

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One thought on “How To: Create floppy disk image in OS X

  1. Very simple and worked first go on OSX10.9, Now to work out disks for MicroBee ! I need to find the disk specs for 386kB 5.25″ !

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