On 03/13/2018 07:15 AM, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Mar 2018, Rich Shepard wrote:
>> Perhaps with no disk in the optical drive and the flash drive plugged in
>> the system will boot from it. ... Will try it and post the results later
>> this morning.
>   Sigh. Didn't work.
>   The option of an _internal_ floppy drive was in the boot selection tree,
> but disabled because there is no such drive. I removed it as an option but
> did not find a way to add an external USB flash drive.
>   Perhaps Dell tech support will have an answer despite this no longer
> being
> a supported model and the last BIOS upgrade seven years ago.
> Rich


IIRC, many DELL BIOS had an option that disabled USB boot hidden under
"on board devices - usb" or some such.

Also, seem to recall that you could also tell the BIOS the internal
floppy is USB, then it will boot from a USB stick that is emulating a
DOS floppy.


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