I figured it out. "USB Operation Mode" at "High Speed" interferes with Freedos 
installation and USB flash drive booting.  "ACPI Suspend Type" at "S3" also 
interferes with Freedos installation.  I haven't actually installed Freedos 
yet, but I can get a listing of the partitions on the hard disk with fdisk.

After installing Rufus I ran dd to put an image on the disk (compressed file 
 This was before I figured out the BIOS settings which interfered with booting. 
When booting from a flash USB drive, I can't access the hard drive, DVD drive, 
or the USB hard drive.  I can access the USB flash drive fine, at least with 
the dir command.

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