BFI - Build Floppy Image
Created: Oct 12, 2002
Updated: Nov 4, 2002
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BFI builds FAT floppy images.
It was designed to be used on bootable CD-Roms,
but it can also be used to create floppy images for other purposes.
The floppy sizes supported are:
720KB, 1.44MB, 2.88MB, 1.2MB, DMF2048, DMF1024, 1.68MB, 160KB, 180KB, 320KB,
BFI is free Software, you can redistribute it under the terms of
the NU2 License
BFI is a command line utility, you can use the following parameters:
Build Floppy Image v1.0, Oct 2002
Copyright (c) 2002 Bart Lagerweij. All rights reserved.
This program is free Software; you can redistribute it under the terms of
the NU2 License (see nu2lic.txt or http://www.nu2.nu/license/).
Creates a FAT12 floppy image from files.
Usage: bfi [-v] [-t=type] [-o=file] [-o=file] [-l=mylabel] [-b=file]
-f=file.img path [path ...]
-v Verbose mode (talk more)
-t=type Disktype use string "144", "120" or "288" or number:
Default is 1.44MB
-f=file Image filename
-o=file Order file, put these file on the image first
-l=mylabel Set volume label to "mylabel"
-b=file Install bootsector from "file"
path Input folder(s) to inject files from
This program is created using WinImage SDK from WinImage 6.10
Copyright (c) 1993-2002 Gilles Vollant
BFI is created using WinImage SDK from WinImage 6.10.
WinImage and WinImage SDK is Copyright (c) 1993-2002 by Gilles Vollant.
Check the Winimage website
Gilles has provided me (Bart) with an unlimited distribution
license for my programs that use the WinImage SDK. Thanks Gilles!
So, if we have BFI (for free) why do we need winimage ($30)?
Well, BFI is somewhat limited compared to winimage:
- BFI can only write FAT12 images, it does not read or merge to existing
- BFI can only write uncompressed images, winimage can write compressed images
- BFI is a console based application, winimage has a GUI.
For download please use the following link: