Bootable memory stick

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ZeroHour, May 18, 2004.

  1. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Hi
    I have a 64mb memory stick and I was wondering if any had a clue how to make it bootable with DOS in windows 2000?

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  2. LeeJend

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    Debian and Knoppix support it but couldn't find anything on windows. Bummer it would be great to ditch the floppy in favor of a usb stick.
     
  3. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Why not make a bottable floppy and copy the files off that to the USB drive?
     
  4. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    my 512Mb usb drive came with software to do it? i can make it bootable......................................
     
  5. Glaanieboy

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    BUT, your computer must support booting from USB. If it doesn't, you can't do it, how many software apps you install.
     
  6. Xie

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    What he said .. w/out a bios that supports it (or some kind of bios overlay) you can't boot from USB device :(
     
  7. LeeJend

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    You got me interested. My ^*%*^(_ bios supports boot from everything USB except a memory stick. Dam thought I had finally got rid of the floppy. :(
     
  8. Xie

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    floppys are your friends :)

    /me hides from flying disks
     
  9. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    LeeJend if it has USB ZIP listed it may work fine :D
     
  10. Geffy

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    /me throws some slightly sawed up floppy disks at Xie
     
  11. ZeroHour

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    hennyman what software was that?
    U got linux btw?
     
  12. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    i use xp + it's kingmax software that came with it on cd, it formatts, partitions and makes it bootable :D
     
  13. Xie

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    Yes but does it also grab you a soda and make your bed? Xbox2 will :rolleyes:
     
  14. ZeroHour

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    ROFL Xie
     
  15. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Got a solution I think.
    I got a distro of linux to work on it.
    Anyone find a way to make a bootable floppy that will then boot the usb stick?
    Dont need it for alot of the bios'es I work on but it would be nice to have.

    Cheers
     
  16. Graebob

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    But I thought you were trying to get rid of the floppy?

    Why not just make a bootable CD? :D
     
  17. ZeroHour

    ZeroHour ho3 ho3 ho3

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    Suppose.
    As long as I could use memory stick it would be fine :D
     
  18. Dublex

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    why do you need a bootable USB stick anyway? :D
     
  19. LeeJend

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    ZEROHOUR

    I tried the USB ZIP (as well as all the others) and it didn't work. I'll keep poking around but I think it's just not supported in bios.