Create a Bootable FreeDOS USB Drive on Windows

September 9, 2009 by · 12 Comments
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Why a Bootable USB Drive?

Most computers sold these days don't have a 3.5" floppy drive, yet many computer manufacturers still only provide BIOS flash utilities that require booting to a DOS environment. Luckily there is a free version of DOS called FreeDOS and a utility called UNetbootin to the rescue. Using these two free programs you can create a bootable USB drive that will enable you to flash your BIOS. Read more

Create a Bootable USB Drive with Ubuntu and FreeDOS

May 8, 2009 by · 21 Comments
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

Sometimes you just need a DOS boot disk. Many motherboard manufacturers and computer companies only provide DOS based BIOS update utilities. A further challenge is that many computers no longer have floppy disk drives. The solution is to create a bootable USB drive that boots to FreeDOS. The beauty of this method is that you can create a DOS boot drive using only free software. Read more