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Booting from a USB pendrive on PhoenixBIOS 4.0 release 6

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Trinexx, Jul 1, 2007.

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  1. Trinexx

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    Doesn't seem to be working, as I'm sure some of you can gather from the fact that I'm here. I would just flash the BIOS with an update, but given the age of this dinosaur, I'm fairly sure that my BIOS is a ROM chip.

    Anyways, I was wondering if there is a way to "soft boot" into a USB key. For example... booting into a floppy which redirects into the usb key.




    I really should quit using my computers as guinea pigs for my questionable experiments.
     
  2. bearone2

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    if booting to usb isn't an option, cd, hd, floppy, you won't boot to the device.
     
  3. Trinexx

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    Erm, what?
     
  4. bearone2

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    if usb isn't a boot option in bios, flashing the bios won't make it boot to the device.
     
  5. Trinexx

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    Ok, what about my other question? Could a program like osloader boot into the drive?
     
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    Alright, guess not. Thanks for the help, nice to know that it wouldn't have done me any good to try and update my BIOS :)

    (saves me the risk of hacking it up and killing my computer)
     
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    Actually, if the new version of the BIOS added USB booting, it may well solve the problem. You'd have to read the version history of the BIOS to see if this was added.
     
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    it could work, i doubt it though, he did say this was a "dinosaur", probably with a pci/usb card.

    i tried the pci/usb shuffle with 98se years ago and it wasn't reliable.
    the mb had the plugin but really wasn't up to the task and this mb is probably from the same era.
     
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    I agree that it's likely not to solve the issue, just noting that BIOS updates sometimes do add new features. :)
     
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    >_> Is it possible to softboot into a USB pendrive with a floppy or not?
     
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    If you can find the proper USB drivers for DOS...
     
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