[Freedos-user] booting freedos from a USB stick

2005-02-07 Thread Robert Urban
Hello, I've been through the archives and and FAQ, along with a number of other web pages, but it's still not clear to me how to create a bootable USB stick with freedos. My particular problem is that I have a mini-PC with no floppy inteface. I'd like to flash the BIOS, and of course the

[Freedos-user] Re: booting freedos from a USB stick

2005-02-07 Thread Robert Urban
--disk=/dev/sdb which reports: not 512 bytes per sector What does this complaint mean? Robert Urban This should work in forced fdd boot style. For virtual zip or virtual harddisk modes, you may have to do extra boot sector adjustments as mentioned in my tool. For virtual CD or virtual

[Freedos-user] Re: booting freedos from a USB stick

2005-02-08 Thread Robert Urban
Tach Eric, You wrote: I tried the following: - cleared any partition information: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=8k count=2 um, well, it actually *was* necessary, as I had, in earlier attemps, munged the old partition table : That would not have been necessary :-(. -

[Freedos-user] Re: USB stick boot solution...

2005-02-08 Thread Robert Urban
Hi Eric, Here's what I tried: - fdisk /dev/sdb - set partition 1 to FAT12 and bootable - dd of mbr.bin (from syslinux) to /dev/sdb dd if=mbr.bin of=/dev/sdb - create FAT12 filesystem on sdb1: mkdosfs -F 12 /dev/sdb1 - create bootsector using your tool: ./sys-freedos.pl

[Freedos-user] Re: USB stick boot solution...

2005-02-08 Thread Robert Urban
USB boot styles to chose from? My BIOS seems to be pretty good. The choices are: [the usual stuff, HDD-0,1,2,3; CDROM; SCSI; LS120; Floppy; etc] USB-FDD USB-ZIP USB-CDROM USB-HDD I chose USB-HDD. I presume all the other USB- choices involve attaching the actual hardware via USB. cheers, Robert

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: USB stick boot solution...

2005-02-09 Thread Robert Urban
, but via network rather than USB-stick. If you are interested, I documented the method under: http://www.unix-wissen.de/linux/BiosUpdate/index.html Nevertheless I appreciate your suggestion, and will give it due consideration. cheers, Robert Urban Bernd Blaauw schrieb: Robert Urban schreef

Re: [Freedos-user] Re: USB stick boot solution...

2005-02-09 Thread Robert Urban
Hi Michael, You wrote: At 02:48 PM 2/9/2005 +0100, Robert Urban wrote: USB-ZIP is generally documented on the net as the most compatible one to choose for USB flash drive booting. It's the only selection that works for booting my USB stick here. But mine does boot up