Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 10800
Rawrite is broken when run from an NT4 or W2K Dos window
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
When running rawrite from either an NT4 Command Prompt (Dos Window) or
Windows 2000 Command Prompt, rawrite does not work. It is incapable of
writing an image to a floppy.
Is there a work around for this problem?
By the way, under the "Version" I inadvertantly checked "4.2" instead of "6.2".
But I think this bug goes back to at least 6.0, as I tried a rawrite.exe from
that CD as well.
AFAIK, this is a known problem of this DOS program in NT. I have
seen a RawriteNT.exe, which does work, but is ridiculously slow.
RaWriteNT - RaWrite for Windows NT
I wanted to make a Linux bootdisk under Windows NT and realized that RaWrite
didn't work on NT.. Hence I wrote this program. Released under the GPL.
I havn't had any problems with it but use at your own risk. Hope this
Note: although this does the same thing as RaWrite, it's usage isn't exactly
rawritent <file> <drive:>
C:\Slackware\bootdsks.144> rawritent bare.i a:
I can't remember the source of it, though; a link from usenet perhaps.