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I am trying to make a bootable usb drive with dos. Or if possible, make that usb drive to have bootable dos and linux, interchangeble with the use of a grub.
Thank you for the replies. I will try each of these, but those that will require installation on windows xp, I have no administrative access to do that. And also I don't have a floppy drive, only a dvd-ro drive. I have already read some, and those that requires dismantling the hard drive and other drives, I can't do that as I am in the office.
Oh you want your usb-drive to act like a DOS boot disk.
Yeah - this would mean copying over from a bootable floppy image - you'll also have to edit the image since it will likely have references to A:\ which can produce errors.
But why does it have to be DOS?
Why not make a bootable linux drive instead?
Yes, flash drives have been quite quirky for years. Just because they claim a usb standard doesn't mean the hardware after it is standard. In fact they can't even follow the usb standard.
They are not simply a memory chip and an connector and it is not anything like a cd so you can't compare the two.
There are hundreds of web pages devoted to it. HP made a few applications even to try to correct usb flash drives for customers. You don't think HP would do that for kicks?