Easiest way to create a usb DOS boot disk using linux ( Ubuntu specifically ).
I forget how to do this all the time. I spent almost 2 hours searching google and reading/trying lots of various ways to create a usb boot disk until I found a blog entry by 0sumgain at blogspot.
In case the original gets lost, I've copied the original text here:
- Use gparted to create a single FAT16 formatted partition on the flash drive.
- You can install gparted using apt-get install gparted
- You may need to first umount the USB flash drive before you can partition and format it.
- Use unetbootin to install a bootable FreeDOS onto the flash drive.
- Install unetbootin using apt-get install unetbootin or read WestCoastSuccess' comment.
- Run unetbootin and:
- Select the distribution FreeDOS.
- Select your USB flash drive
- Click OK. This will download FreeDOS to create a DOS bootable flash drive.
- Copy your motherboard's BIOS update and flashing utility files into the root of flash drive. These files will be located in B: or C: drive when you boot into FreeDOS.