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    Can I create DOS bootable pendrive ?


    I have a IBM 128 MB pendrive and linux machine. How can I create DOS bootable pendrive ?

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    What do you mean?
    Do you want to boot into pendrive when computer starts, or you want to mount that pendrive?

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    I would like to DOS boot from pendrive and NOT mount the pendrive.
    A step by step process along with commands would be appreciable.
    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvinay
    I would like to DOS boot from pendrive and NOT mount the pendrive.
    A step by step process along with commands would be appreciable.
    Thanks,
    This problem is not related to Linux. you should ask for suggestion in Windows Forums.






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    Why windows when you can boot a pendrive in linux?

    DSL is a very versatile 50MB mini desktop oriented Linux distribution.

    http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/

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    Thanks for information. I already have another linux bootable pendrive. What I was interested was DOS bootable pendrive.
    I was able to get the bootsect information (say from dos bootable floopy). However after 'dd' 'ing the image to pendrive it does not boot into DOS. The pendrive was formatted to FAT16. I understand that the pendrive is looked as Hard disks rather than floppy disk by the OS.
    The command used was : dd if=bootsect.bin of=/dev/sda1 bs=512 count=1.
    I am not sure if I am writing this at appropriate "count" or "blocksize" or "seek". However,`od -tx1 bootsect.bin` provides just 509 bytes of data.
    I need to study and work more on this. Anyway Thanks everyone.

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