The DOS-on-USB tool is designed to provide a DOS environment for tools and utilities in a non-invasive way to your existing computer. Most of the problems can be resolved by repeating the steps in the Readme.txt document or are already answered in the FAQ section below. If there are any further inquiries, please contact me.
DOS-on-USB (C)2008 James Holmes
Thanks for downloading the DOS-on-USB tool!
Information regarding this tool can be found at:
For USB drives between 16MB and 2GB.
It is recommended to print off these instructions.
This utility requires your computer to be USB-Bootable,
You will have to enter BIOS to make these changes.
DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING ELSE IN BIOS!
Also, you must change the boot order on all
the computers you wish to use your USB DOS drive on.
The Quick 30-step method:
1. Extract contents of archive to desktop
2. Plug in your USB memory key
3. Open James' Format Tool.exe
4. Select your USB drive under "Device"
5. Select FAT file system
6. Type in a label for the drive
7. Select "Format Device"
8. Select "Create a DOS startup disk"
9. Locate DOS files in the /DOS-on-USB/boot/ directory
10. Be sure that you have removed all important files
off of your USB key!
11. Click "Start"
12. After the format has completed successfully, copy all
of \DOS-on-USB\ to the root directory of your USB Drive
13. Hibernate or shut-down your computer
14. Boot up your computer, with the USB drive plugged in.
15. Enter your computer's BIOS
(usually F1, F8, F12, DEL, or ESC)
16. Navigate to the Boot Order section
17. Bring USB to the top of the list, and save changes
18. After a reboot, you will hopefully come to a DOS-style
screen that will tell you that DOS-on-USB has loaded
19. To continue installing DOS, press any key
20. You should hopefully come to the DOS setup wizard
21. Follow all prompts (click OK)
22. When it asks for the location of setup files, type:
23. Say YES to rewriting the MBR
24. When asked for the install location, type:
25. When asked what type of installation:
select Full Installation, then deselect Addon Package
26. Say YES to Access DOS
27. Continue to install DOS 7.1, then reboot
28. Unplug the USB Drive before it loads to enter Windows
29. Plug in, and delete the \dos\ and \boot\ folders
on your USB drive
I will provide support for my product, but not for your BIOS
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