Boot from USB pen drive



DUN1
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
Hello,
I own a Lexar pen drive, and i'm trying to make it bootable.
I formatted it from windows 98 with /s option, and copied all
necessary files.

Now i'm in trouble, cause i think that bios must see the pen, but dos (or
win98)
requires specific loaded drivers to see the pen so i think it is not
possible
praticaly to boot from the pen.

I'm right?

tx in advice

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 01:57 AM
There are three elements to make a USB flash drive bootable on a system:

** The host system must support booting from a USB flash drive.
(Please check with your system manufacturer.)

** The USB flash drive must support booting in general.
(Please check with your USB flash drive vendor.)

** The USB flash drive must contain boot/system files.
Typically, vendors of USB flash drives that support bootability will
provide you with a tool that will make the drive bootable.

USB Flash Drive FAQ
http://www.usbflashdrive.org/usbfd_faq.html

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Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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"DUN1" wrote:

| Hello,
| I own a Lexar pen drive, and i'm trying to make it bootable.
| I formatted it from windows 98 with /s option, and copied all
| necessary files.
|
| Now i'm in trouble, cause i think that bios must see the pen, but dos (or
| win98)
| requires specific loaded drivers to see the pen so i think it is not
| possible
| praticaly to boot from the pen.
|
| I'm right?
|
| tx in advice


Boot from USB pen drive