Safe BIOS upgrade option | Ultimate Ubuntu installation

Charles Curley charlescurley at
Fri Mar 27 09:11:57 MDT 2009

On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 10:59:52PM -0600, Doran L. Fozz Barton wrote:
> On Thursday 26 March 2009 09:46:41 Jones, Scott (GE Money, consultant) wrote:

> The problem with a lot of motherboard BIOS updates is that they require a 
> DOS/Windows boot diskette. This can be replaced with a USB stick-drive if your 
> current BIOS will boot to a USB drive. For people like me that don't keep 
> DOS/Windows around for formatting these kinds of things, I've found several 
> sites that feature Windows 98 boot diskette images. These contain all the files 
> you need (, etc.) to boot off the disk.

There is also FreeDOS.

A useful tool for building custom bootable USB media is I believe it supports FreeDOS.


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