I did update bios on these boxes using a floppy drive. I think that was the
last time I used /touched one.

I wouldn't know where to start now days, probably not by getting a floppy
drive going again, even if I would have one.

-T

On Mar 13, 2018 6:54 AM, "Rich Shepard" <rshep...@appl-ecosys.com> wrote:

>   A while ago I bought a Dell Optiplex 360 from FreeGeek and I'm now
> starting to configure it as a backup server/workstation. The current BIOS
> version is A02 (from 2009) and I downloaded the A06 (2011) version and put
> that on my bootable DOS USB flash drive.
>
>   In the Dell BIOS configuration's boot drive sequence there is no option
> for an external USB device. The only two options are
>         1 Internal or external USB cdrom drive
>         2 Internal SATA hard drive
>
>   I tried to add a third option of external USB drive but no joy there. How
> can I upgrade the BIOS using DOS if the system will not recognize the thumb
> drive as present and bootable?
>
>   If you've upgraded the BIOS on a Dell desktop from a USB thumb drive
> please share with me how you accomplished this.
>
> Rich
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