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 > _______________________________________________ > PLUG mailing list > PLUG@pdxlinux.org > http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug > _______________________________________________ PLUG mailing list PLUG@pdxlinux.org http://lists.pdxlinux.org/mailman/listinfo/plug