There are two basic ways of copying the boot images to floppys. One is by using dd: dd if=1440_boot_floppy of=/dev/fd0 -- of course use your own intended floppy device. The second might be a little quicker: cat 1440_boot_floppy >/dev/fd0 I have used both ways at different times and they work the same. There is probably quite a tech. difference, but I don't think that there is a functional difference. Have Fun!