Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.


Search this Thread
Old 12-11-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Dec 2008
Distribution: Debian,Kubuntu,DSL
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question How to build an USB key compatible with UDB-FDD boot BIOS ?


I have an USB key (with Damn Small Linux distribution) which boots with BIOS set to USB-HDD (meaning hard disk), but not with USB-FDD (floppy) setup. That's fine.
However, on another computer the BIOS only proposes USB-FDD option for booting so unfortunately my key doesn'nt work.
NBote: this computer is a thin client without any hard disk and which needed to be boot via USB key.

My question is :

how to prepare an USB key compatible with USB-FDD and containing a distribution in .iso file format ?

Thanks for any clue.
Old 12-11-2008, 09:32 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2006
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron LST
Posts: 346

Rep: Reputation: 33
You may find what your looking for at


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boot from USB stick if no booting USB in Bios 1kyle Suse/Novell 1 03-26-2007 01:24 AM
Flash Insyde MobilePro BIOS w/o FDD and other issues.. sleepless_b Linux - Hardware 0 12-26-2005 10:56 AM
Linux on a USB hard drive without USB-FDD BIOS option jaro Linux - Hardware 1 07-15-2005 03:12 AM
Linux on a USB hard drive without USB-FDD BIOS option jaro Linux - Hardware 6 05-27-2004 12:49 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration