I have a problem with my laptop, and before Dell will consider taking it back, I have to go through their checklist and make sure I've tried everything on that list first. This includes upgrading the BIOS.
The problem is that Dell provides the BIOS upgrade in two forms: (a) A DOS executable (b) A Windows self-contained utility to make a boot floppy Since I have neither Windows nor a floppy disk, I'll have to be creative. I thought that maybe I could install some boot code on a USB flash drive, newfs_msdos, and copy FreeDOS along with the executable (a) mentioned above. Problem is: How do I install the boot code on the drive? FreeDOS provides a floppy-image, so I thought I could just dd that to my USB drive, and boot off of that. But I need to put the BIOS upgrade utility on the disk as well, and it is 784 kiB. Could I grow the image? Any pointer appreciated Svein Halvor
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