I have a floppy disk image which I am trying to load with Bochs Emulator.
It is from a CTF challenge and can be downloaded from here: http://squarectf.com/2017/floppy.img
I am using Bochs version 2.3.9 on Windows 7 x64
I started Bochs.exe and configured the memory and disk settings as shown below:
Disk and Boot options:
However, when I start the emulator, it gives the following error:
I have seen a writeup online for this CTF that describes the same method for loading the disk image and it worked.
Please let me know why it does not work for me.
Note: I am able to load the disk image using qemu-system-x86_64 or qemu-system-i386 on Linux already. However, I want to understand why I cannot load it with Bochs.
I even tried the method of creating a bochsrc file and loading it using bochsdbg.exe as shown below:
bochsdbg.exe -f bochsrc -q
However, I still get an error while loading it.
Update: I am able to load the image in Bochs emulator by selecting floppy as the boot device under Boot options.
However, I cannot load the image using bochsdbg.exe. Below is my bochsrc.txt file:
ata0: enabled=1, ioaddr1=0x1f0, ioaddr2=0x3f0, irq=14
ata0-master: type=disk, path="floppy.img", mode=flat, cylinders=2, heads=16, spt=63
And I get the following error message:
Bochs is exiting with the following message:
[ ] bochsrc.txt:5: ataX-master/slave: unknown type 'floppy'
The reason I want to have a proper bochsrc file is because I want to use IDA Pro to debug the boot sector.