a tad OT: creating a bootable cflash card
chrism3667 at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 10 19:20:09 CST 2008
I'm stumped. All I have to work with is a WinXP laptop
that doesn't boot off anything special in particular.
The CD drive yes, but that's about it. I once was able
to make bootable CD's w/early versions of Norton, but
I doubt that would work for a compact flash card.
I had thought I could "format/s" inside a dos box...no
even the "format" option arrived at by right clicking
doesn't allow you to create a bootable partition.
apparently "fdisk" doesn't exist in XP.
I don't even have my USB floppy drive handy. Not that
I would imagine DOS 6.22 would recognize a PCMCIA
Is there a way of running an *alien* DOS within XP. In
a DOS box in other words? No, I don't imagine so.
Whenever you click on a foreign command.com, you get a
"wrong version" message or something.
No I don't have the WinXP embedded resource kit
(there's a program called bootprep that allegedly
might help). I'm not trying to work with XP, just
utilize it to create a DOS-bootable device.
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