Boot disc with USB support

  anchor 19:46 02 Apr 2004

I would like to have, or make, a floppy boot disc with support for an external USB hard drive. It would be useful for this drive to be recognised from the floppy boot.
This would be for my notebook with Windows ME installed.

Can anyone help?.

  Sir Radfordin 19:56 02 Apr 2004

Don't think you will be able to do this as MSDOS doesn't support USB. There are some motherboards that have a function that will allow you to boot froma USB device but not very common.

(Only my thinking someone may prove me wrong!)

  anchor 20:15 02 Apr 2004

I have read somewhere that this is possible, using a special Panasonic driver, and modifying the autoexec.bat and config.sys files on the floppy.

  Belatucadrus 20:22 02 Apr 2004
  Sir Radfordin 20:26 02 Apr 2004

Doesn't look totally convincing!

  woodchip 20:37 02 Apr 2004

Not much go for you question, May be nill

  woodchip 20:48 02 Apr 2004

What make of USB drive you should be able to get drivers from Manufactures, or is this any good click here

  frazky 23:00 02 Apr 2004

you can do it - i already posted a thread on USB DOS drivers- recently - plus there is a utility you run from a floppy - just keep the floppy in the floppy drive as you boot up -- I will find the link from my old postings soon.

  frazky 00:17 03 Apr 2004
  frazky 01:53 03 Apr 2004

click here

( my posting

click here-

did u search?)

  anchor 13:52 05 Apr 2004

Thanks all for your responses. Been away for the weekend, hence the delay in replying.

This has given me something to work on.

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