If you’re like me and deploy a lot of Cisco Collaboration software in a virtualized environment, you may not know this yet but, the changes to Disk Utility in El Capitan pretty much destroy the ability we used in previous versions of OS X to create a ‘virtual’ floppy disk for the Answer File. Below is a quick summary on what you need to do to create those cool little floppy images to keep on building.
- Launch Terminal and create the new virtual floppy:
hdiutil create -sectors 2880 -fs “MS-DOS FAT12” -layout NONE -volname “floppy” floppy
- Mount the new virtual floppy via Terminal:
hdid -nomount floppy.dmg
- Open Disk Utility & Format the Image
- Place your platformConfig.xml file on the Virtual Floppy
- Eject the Virtual Floppy
- Rename via Terminal: mv floppy.dmg floppy.flp
I hope this helps someone out. I wasted two hours of a TAC Engineer’s time last night while figuring out my issue was self-inflicted.