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Building an MSDOS 8.00 USB stick (Developers)

posted by w3a537(R) E-mail, Colorado Springs CO USA, 14.07.2014, 17:38

> At first make sure that your PC can boot from USB. Even quite modern
> computers can't (like my HP Pavilion dv6).
>

IT can, I have built other USB sticks with LINUX DISTROS using
other procedures and ahese boot fine.

> Than more analysis of your USB stick has to be done. Even if they are
> properly formated to FAT16 or FAT32 they sometimes don't have normal
> partition table and MBR record.
> Try to install new MBR code - like FDISK /MBR (if you have INT13h interface
> for your USB stick) or use some more modern partition managment tool.
>
> Maybe you could try the utility USBformat
> http://www.hiren.info/downloads/freeware-tools/usb-disk-storage-format-tool
>
> Or another option is RMPrepUSB http://www.rmprepusb.com/home

I will try these and report back

Thank you very much.

W3

 

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