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Building an MSDOS 8.00 USB stick (Developers)

posted by glennmcc(R) Homepage E-mail, North Jackson, Ohio (USA), 15.07.2014, 02:21
(edited by glennmcc on 15.07.2014, 02:34)

> I have a bootable MSDOS 8.00 floppy.
>
> I would like to build a bootable USB stick
> using the floppy as the source of the OS files,
> ie the master.
>
> I have tried numerous procedures I have found
> via GOOGLE.
>
> The latest was to use RUFUS which didn't work either.
>
> How do I do this? Help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> W3

I can't speak to MSDOS 'cus I quit using _everything_ MS many, many years ago.

Here's how I made bootable 1GB USB flash drive in OpenDos v7.01

1) Boot to OpenDos v7.01
2) load the USB_DOS drivers that work on my machine with my USB flash drive
3) format.com /s drive_letter of USB flash drive
4) copy all aditional files that I want on the flash drive.

Done.

Basically... no different than making a diskette bootable.

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After-thought: The key of-course is finding the correct USB drivers
that work with your computer and your USB flash drive.

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