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Posted: Oct. 25 2004,01:31 QUOTE

A quick update-

I posted in this thread earlier saying I could boot from a 128MB SanDisk cruzer mini. I bought a 256MB cruzer mini last week. I ran usb-hdinstall on it, and am able to boot from it as well. My motherboard uses the Award BIOS: it's set to boot from USB-ZIP, and the USB keyboard option is enabled.


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Posted: Oct. 26 2004,08:51 QUOTE

new change epia 800 with bios 1.03 usb keyboard must be enabled in BIOS
as well as usb-zip to boot
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Posted: Oct. 27 2004,17:06 QUOTE

HP Compaq nc4000
USB SanDisk Cruzer Mini 128 MB

with or without Port Replicator

Both network interfaces are working fine, just wi-fi is recognised as ath0 instead eth, but no problem.

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Posted: Oct. 27 2004,20:15 QUOTE


Hi All

I built a my Desktop around an Asus P4P800vm (bad move), it nearly booted when I disabled the floppy as a boot device and hit F8/12 (cant remember) to see the boot device list. My USB Key was at the top but failed to kick off.

However I have used DSL on an IBM T40 and an IBM T42 Thinkpad


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Posted: Oct. 29 2004,19:35 QUOTE

Quote (cbagger01 @ Oct. 12 2004,13:13)
The following computers have successfully booted using a Sandisk Micro 128MB USB device that was formatted using the Dell Memory Key utility to first boot FreeDOS and then launch DSL via the DOS "loadlin program":

Dell Poweredge 400SC (OEM version of the Intel 875PZD motherboard).
Dell Optiplex GX260 with latest BIOS (A05?) the original A02 BIOS did NOT boot properly from USB.
Dell Optiplex GX270 with default (fairly recent) BIOS

Important notes worth mentioning:

BIOS settings:

"Hard-Disk Drive Sequence"
1   USB Device
2   System BIOS Boot Devices

"Boot Sequence"
1   Diskette
3   Hard Drive

LegacySelect Options:
"USB Keyboard emulation"

"Fast Boot"

And finally:

Unplug any other USB mass storage devices besides your desired boot device (extra external USB CDRW or external USB hard drive).

If your USB device light does not turn ON by the time the POST progress bar reaches 100%, your boot will fail.  Sometimes you can give it a second attempt by quickly pressing CTL-ALT-DEL and your computer will reboot and the USB device will light up sooner and then it will boot properly from the USB device.

How did you get it to work on the Dell GX260?
When I look in the BIOS Settings (Just upgraded to A08) I do not have an option for usb hdd, I have yes, no, & no boot.
I have a 512MB DiskGo 2.0 USB Key.  I can not get it too boot on any Dell.
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