raffi at linwin.com
Tue Aug 13 22:00:50 PDT 2002
I suggest you get free DOS and use it to run that special exe file that
updates the BIOS. http://www.freedos.org should be good start.
On Tue, Aug 13, 2002 at 09:48:23PM -0700, svlug at gory.org wrote:
> This has not been a good night.
> I got an 80Gb IBM Deskstar today and slapped it in one of my linux boxes
> and it's only seeing 32Gb of the disk. So I looked on the mobo
> manufacturer's web site and pulled down the latest BIOS update as my rev
> is six back.
> Now I just can't figure out how to make a friggin bootable dos floppy so
> I can the bizatch updated. The only windows machines I have are win2k
> and XP vmware installs and I guess after 98, M$ disabled the '/s' option
> for format.
> I can boot the box with a real XP install disk and then 'cd' over to the
> floppy where I can see the file that needs to get run, but I just can't
> execute it as it's not a command that the installer knows about. That's
> one hell of a run-on sentence, but I'm pulling out my hair.
> This is driving me absolutely crazy -- can anyone think of a way to
> create a bootable dos floppy? Am I stupid beyond belief and making this
> way more difficult than it really needs to be?
> Please help a brutha out before I have a heart attack.
> Thanks in advance,
> GPG Key fingerprint = 4F36 EC4F 2F2C 5F59 9690 09E5 4C0F 9DB0 8623 53CE
> The doll's trying to kill me, and the toaster's been laughing at me.
> -- Homer Simpson
> Treehouse of Horror III
Don't bother me; I'm trying to figure out what's in Zaurus
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