Bootable memory stick

ZeroHour

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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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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.
 

Henyman

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

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.
 

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Glaanieboy said:
BUT, your computer must support booting from USB. If it doesn't, you can't do it, how many software apps you install.
What he said .. w/out a bios that supports it (or some kind of bios overlay) you can't boot from USB device :(
 

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. :(
 

Xie

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floppys are your friends :)

/me hides from flying disks
 

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/me throws some slightly sawed up floppy disks at Xie
 

Henyman

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

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Henyman said:
i use xp + it's kingmax software that came with it on cd, it formatts, partitions and makes it bootable :D
Yes but does it also grab you a soda and make your bed? Xbox2 will :rolleyes:
 

ZeroHour

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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.

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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
 

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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.
 

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