Tuesday, May 10, 2011

DOS Bootable USB Flash Drive

I recently needed to boot to a DOS environment to run a couple of utilities. I came across this website that had a very easy to use setup procedure for a DOS bootable USB drive.




bootstick.zip 1,53 MiB

How to use

All following content is provided for the use with Microsoft Windows. If you're using any other operating system i'm sure, you know how to handle the problem, without needing my tiny ZIP file *g*.
Make sure you're working as administator and assume X: is the usb sticks drive letter
  1. Delete all partitions on your stick
  2. Create one primary partition and mark it as active
  3. Format that partition using FAT32
  4. syslinux\syslinux.exe -fma X:
  5. xcopy usb-root\* X:\ /E/H/I
  6. copy your flash tool and flash binary into the flash\ folder
  7. Reboot
  8. press [Enter] at syslinux boot: prompt
  9. double press [Enter] while your asked to change date and time
  10. your done! have fun!

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