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Bootable DOS CD w/ USB support

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by DiGiTY, May 23, 2008.

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  1. DiGiTY

    DiGiTY Thread Starter

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    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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    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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    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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    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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