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23-May-2008, 04:15 PM #1
Bootable DOS CD w/ USB support
How do I make a bootable DOS CD that supports USB drives (hard and flash drives) and will assign a drive letter to whatever USB drives found at start up?
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29-May-2008, 05:54 PM #2
Your biggest issue with that is what filesystem is on those drives you want to access. Will be difficult if they are NTFS.

I think your best bet would be to create a BartPE bootable CD.
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03-Jun-2008, 06:07 AM #4
i already have Bart and Ultimate

the problem here is I need to flash BIOS, but oddly enough BIOS files are over 2 megs so I need to boot DOS from CD or USB drive cuz files won't fit on a floppy (plus i don't have a floppy drive)
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03-Jun-2008, 10:13 AM #5
So create a boot cd then. Much easier to do that. If you have a computer that can boot from a USB flash drive and the USB flash drive is a capable of that, then you can put everything on the flash drive.
http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

I only ever flashed my bios with a special floppy boot disk though. Bootdisk has a driver free bootdisk for BIOS flashing.
http://www.bootdisk.com/
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03-Jun-2008, 10:19 AM #6
They also list a DOS USB driver on this page.
http://www.bootdisk.com/popfiles.htm
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