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Creating a DOS bootable USB drive

Karen Lewellen-2
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I am new to FreeDOS and could use your help.I am trying to create a DOS
bootable USB drive in for a BIOS update.I have done the following twice, with
the same result each time.
1) Use GParted to partition USB drive and set boot flag.
2) Use UNetbootin to install FreeDOS on partitioned USB drive.I followed the
instructions with screen shots on:-a -a https://unetbootin.github.io/-a -a
http://askubuntu.com/questions/46886/how-to-create-a-bootable-usb-stick-to-flash-a-bios
3) Attempt to Boot the PC to DOS:
-a -a Power > Restart-a -a F2 > BIOS, Boot order > Legacy > double click on USB
-a -a Black screen opens with white flashing cursor. -aThere is nothing else on
the screen.-a -a Typing on keyboard doesn't show up on screen or move the
cursor.-a -a alt+ctrl+del boots to Fedora.
fdisk -l indicates the boot flag is set (asterisk just after the Device name).
>From Fedora terminal:
-a -a $ sudo fdisk -l-a -a ...-a -a Disk /dev/sdb: 983 MiB, 1030750208 bytes,
2013184 sectors-a -a Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes-a -a Sector size
(logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes-a -a I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512
bytes / 512 bytes-a -a Disklabel type: dos-a -a Disk identifier: 0x696151a9
-a -a Device -a -a Boot Start -a -a End Sectors -aSize Id Type-a -a /dev/sdb1
-a* -a -a 2048 2013183 2011136 -a982M -a6 FAT16
Operating system: Fedora 25, Linux kernel 4.8, Gnome 3.22.2
PC Hardware: Haswell Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK, Intel Core i5-4250U CPU
USB flash drive: 1.0 GB Drive VBTM Store 'n' Go
The preceding was posted on https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/101997/dos-bootable-usb-drive-created-with-unetbootin-this-is-not-a-bootable-disk/Where sideburns used Unetbootin to install FreeDOS on a flash drive and tried to boot it, twice.Both times it failed giving error messages about a missing cable.
What else can I try?Thank you.
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<html><head></head><body><div style="color:#000; background-color:#fff;
font-family:HelveticaNeue, Helvetica Neue, Helvetica, Arial, Lucida Grande,
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id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51633"><div style="background-color: rgb(255,
255, 255);" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51632"><div style="color: rgb(0, 0,
0); font-family: HelveticaNeue, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial,
&quot;Lucida Grande&quot;, sans-serif; font-size:
16px;"><span></span></div><div style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family:
HelveticaNeue, &quot;Helvetica Neue&quot;, Helvetica, Arial, &quot;Lucida
Grande&quot;, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"></div><div
id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51631">I am new to FreeDOS and could use your
help.</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51631">I am trying to create a
DOS bootable USB drive in for a BIOS update.</div><div
id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51783">I have done the following twice, with the
same result each time.</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51784"><br
id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51785"></div><div
id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51786">1) Use GParted to partition USB drive and
set boot flag.</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51787"><br
id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51788"></div><div
id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51789">2) Use UNetbootin to install FreeDOS on
partitioned USB drive.</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51790">I
followed the instructions with screen shots on:</div><div
id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51791">&nbsp; &nbsp;
https://unetbootin.github.io/</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51792">&nbsp; &nbsp; http://askubuntu.com/questions/46886/how-to-create-a-bootable-usb-stick-to-flash-a-bios</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51793"><br id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51794"></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51795">3) Attempt to Boot the PC to DOS:</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51796"><br id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51797"></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51798">&nbsp; &nbsp; Power &gt; Restart</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51799">&nbsp; &nbsp; F2 &gt; BIOS, Boot order &gt; Legacy &gt; double click on USB</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51800"><br id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51801"></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51802">&nbsp; &nbsp; Black screen opens with white flashing cursor. &nbsp;There is nothing else on the screen.</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51803">&nbsp; &nbsp; Typing on keyboard doesn't show up on screen
 or move the cursor.</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51804">&nbsp; &nbsp; alt+ctrl+del boots to Fedora.</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51805"><br id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51806"></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51807">fdisk -l indicates the boot flag is set (asterisk just after the Device name). From Fedora terminal:</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51808"><br id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51809"></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51810">&nbsp; &nbsp; $ sudo fdisk -l</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51811">&nbsp; &nbsp; ...</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51812">&nbsp; &nbsp; Disk /dev/sdb: 983 MiB, 1030750208 bytes, 2013184 sectors</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51813">&nbsp; &nbsp; Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51814">&nbsp; &nbsp; Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51815">&nbsp; &nbsp; I/O size (mi
nimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51816">&nbsp; &nbsp; Disklabel type: dos</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51817">&nbsp; &nbsp; Disk identifier: 0x696151a9</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51818"><br id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51819"></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51820">&nbsp; &nbsp; Device &nbsp; &nbsp; Boot Start &nbsp; &nbsp; End Sectors &nbsp;Size Id Type</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51821">&nbsp; &nbsp; /dev/sdb1 &nbsp;* &nbsp; &nbsp; 2048 2013183 2011136 &nbsp;982M &nbsp;6 FAT16</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51822"><br id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51823"></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51824">Operating system: Fedora 25, Linux kernel 4.8, Gnome 3.22.2</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51825"><br id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51826"></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51827">PC Hardware: Haswell Intel NUC Kit D54250WYK, Intel Core i5-4250U CPU</div><div
id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51828"><br id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51829"></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51830">USB flash drive: 1.0 GB Drive VBTM Store 'n' Go</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51831"><br id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51832"></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51833">The preceding was posted on https://ask.fedoraproject.org/en/question/101997/dos-bootable-usb-drive-created-with-unetbootin-this-is-not-a-bootable-disk/</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51834">Where sideburns used Unetbootin to install FreeDOS on a flash drive and tried to boot it, twice.</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51835">Both times it failed giving error messages about a missing cable.</div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51836"><br id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51837"></div><div id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51838">What else can I try?</div><div dir="ltr" id="yui_3_16_0_1_1487918324075_51839">Thank you.</div></div></div></div></div></body></htm
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