|28 Jul 2009||#1|
Back to the stone age... making a boot disk!
Being a total GUI orientated child Gates and Jobs, I have hit a brick wall!
I need to flash some roms on a graphics card and a disk controller card, but both require the use of a 'boot floppy' (i'm adding that in quotes as this is totally alien to me!
I suppose this means some sort of ancient dos thing!
I've really tried against all odds to eliminate floppy and serial / PS2 devices from my life, and now I've achieved this, and my loft is far too dusty to be crawling around in trying to find such things again!
So, please could someone help me on this. Could I create this dinosaur relic on a USB stick, and if so, how does one go about it?
I tried making my usb stick bootable as I did in the wonderful thread on this forum to install RC1 and it worked a dream, but i'm guessing this isn't the same thing is it
Oh well... that's what comes from living in Steve Jobs land till a couple of years ago
Many thanks in advance from this utter boot disk virgin.
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|28 Jul 2009||#7|
I usually do the DOS stuff from a bootable USB flash drive. It was created by an HP tool that was helpful to the clueless (me):
HP Drive Key Boot Utility - HP Business Support Center
(45 MB download).
A good deal of stuff fits on an otherwise obsolete 256 MB flash drive.
(Of course, you must be able to boot from a USB flash drive.)
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