View Full Version : How do I make a CF card bootable

05-09-2006, 10:52 PM
I'm trying to flash my video card with a new BIOS, and I don't have access to a floppy drive, and I couldn't get into NVFLASH from a bootable cd for some reason.

Is there anything special I need to do to make my CF card bootable (using a USB card reader)? When I set the boot device to the card reader in the BIOS it gets to the verifying DMI pool data stage and just stops...

05-10-2006, 12:32 AM
Download the utility at this LINK (http://www.docjelly.com/Blog/content/binary/SP27213.exe) - it's an HP Utility to format a USB memory stick and make it bootable(if you so choose). Just follow the prompts - very easy to set up. I've used it on MANY different manufacturer's memory sticks and all have worked great, as well as some CF card reader adapters for USB. :)

05-10-2006, 01:46 AM
Thanks, I'll give that a try.

05-10-2006, 02:54 AM
That did the trick, although I did have to download some additional DOS system files, thank you sir.

05-10-2006, 09:04 AM
you can download the dos disk from www.bootdisk.com

05-10-2006, 09:21 AM
Great info, networkman, will use that myself, thanks

05-10-2006, 01:57 PM
Glad I was able to help some folks out. :)

With the advent of many PCs now supporting USB bootable devices, I saw this as a great way to configure USB bootable memory sticks with the necessary drivers and DOS-based GHOST client so I could very quickly boot up a station and either connect to a Ghost server or just GHOST locally from one drive to another. :)

05-10-2006, 02:51 PM
Bart's Preinstalled Enviroment on UFD -> http://www.911cd.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=10806