On Sat, Aug 12, 2017 at 7:08 PM, Jerome Shidel <jer...@shidel.net> wrote:
>> On Aug 12, 2017, at 7:32 PM, Pierre LaMontagne <plamo...@comcast.net> wrote:
>> Isn't USB 1.1 & 2.0 supposed to be compatible? My 2.0 flash drive wasn't 
>> recognized on
>> my FD 1.1 USB PC. Is there a util that can list available drives like in in 
>> Win & in Linux?
> There is some support for USB devices in the util/usbdos packages. But, I’ve 
> never messed
> with it and don’t know what things it supports.
> http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/micro/pc-stuff/freedos/files/repositories/1.2/pkg-html/usbdos.html

That only supports UHCI-type controllers. So USB is not well supported
under DOS (due to heavy complexity).

Although some (modern?) BIOSes can treat a jump drive as hard disk
(but you can't hotswap / add+remove them, you have to reboot). Your
PIII might not be new enough for that support, dunno.

(Stating the obvious: you may wish to try Linux [old ZipSlack?
TinyCore? antiX?] or FreeBSD or similar for better USB access. Dual
booting shouldn't be too hard.)

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