How to make the USB Flash Drive to boot as Floppy assigned to A:?


J

Joseph

I got a SanDisk Cruzer mini USB Flash Drive. Does anyone know how to
partition the flash drive to make it simulate one floppy drive, one
hard drive?

In this case, if we make the flash drive bootable, the BIOS can
recognize the flash drive as A: drive and C: drive and choose one of it
to boot.
 
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Shep©

I got a SanDisk Cruzer mini USB Flash Drive. Does anyone know how to
partition the flash drive to make it simulate one floppy drive, one
hard drive?

In this case, if we make the flash drive bootable, the BIOS can
recognize the flash drive as A: drive and C: drive and choose one of it
to boot.
Nice challenge.Would take a lot of thunking.As the Flash drive may not
be allowed in a BIOS as a Bootable option?Now there's a start of the
problems :p
Game-on :)



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J

Joseph

The following paragraphs are what I know about how to create a bootable
USB flash drive as a USB hard drive. I'm still searching about how to
create a bootable USB flash drive as a USB floppy drive. If anyone
knows, please share your idea.

If your BIOS support booting from USB devices such as USB floppy drive,
USB hard drive, or USB cd-rom, etc, and your USB flash drive doesn't
restrict you to write on the 0 sector, you can make your USB flash
drive bootable as USB hard drive. Most of the recent BIOS and USB flash
drive support this.


There is a good tool,
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/hpcpqdt/us/download/20306.html
You can make a bootable floppy or cdrom first, and use the above hp
tool to format and create a bootable usb flash drive based on your
bootable floppy or cd-rom.


The following sites have some bootable floppy disks that support
network, cd-rom, modulized booting, etc. They are MS-DOS, Windows 95,
98, 2000, XP, etc. mode.
http://www.allbootdisks.com
http://www.nu2.nu/bootdisk/
 
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Noozer

Joseph said:
I got a SanDisk Cruzer mini USB Flash Drive. Does anyone know how to
partition the flash drive to make it simulate one floppy drive, one
hard drive?

In this case, if we make the flash drive bootable, the BIOS can
recognize the flash drive as A: drive and C: drive and choose one of it
to boot.
I had to find a utility that would format the USB drive to be bootable. HP
has one that seems to work with most memory sticks... Try Googling for
"HPUSBF.EXE" or "HPUSBFW.EXE" or something called "DriveKey"
 

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