dos boot from usb card reader

  Blues Breaker 16:21 18 Feb 2004
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Like most people I never use floppys any more and have a usb card reader fitted.

According to my BIOS I can boot from this device, so what do I have to do to a smart card or MMC card to make it bootable so I can boot into dos 6.2 or the like.

I know this may sound old fashioned BUT there are odd times when this can be very useful

  anon1 16:31 18 Feb 2004

you can boot into dos from start up by hitting the F8 key and choosing command prompt. That is if you are using win 98 or earlier ( you omitted the os)

  Blues Breaker 16:48 18 Feb 2004

Sorry forgot to mention I am useing XP Home edition

  anon1 18:44 18 Feb 2004

xp does not come with dos as such so what you are attempting is unlikely to work.

  Blues Breaker 19:58 18 Feb 2004

Sorry about this but I have obvioulsy not made myself very clear.

Obvioulsy I know XP does not come with DOS, BUT I still have my old MS Dos 6.2 disks and whiloe I have copied the files on to my SD card, I cannot make it a bootable, even though my BIOS says it can be made bootable.

I know it can be done as I have read about it a while ago, I just can't find the article any more.

Try this link from Fred Langa regarding making the Ultimate Boot CD.

click here

I would think the process is similar.

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