[Tutor] disk images?

Lloyd Hugh Allen chandrakirti at gmail.com
Sun Nov 7 13:52:42 CET 2004

I'm googling but not finding what I want. First, background.

* There is a tool called something like "Bart's Bootable CD Creator"
(see http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/ ), which allows a single CD to hold
multiple boot floppies.

* My workplace uses multiple boot floppies to deploy hard drive
images. Which boot disk should be used depends on where the computer
is physically located and what kind of computer it is. Most of the
boot disks differ by about four characters in a single file.

My goal is to generate all of the boot floppy images, in order to burn
them to a single CD. Then techs would only have to carry a single CD,
which boots quickly and reliably, instead of continually modifying a
floppy, which boots slowly and then fails.

Is there a utility for viewing and editing (mounting, essentially)
dos-formatted disk images from within Python? Would this be
non-trivial to create?


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