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 Post subject: master boot record (MIA)
PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:38 pm 
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I have a program I'd like to run from a USB stick (any NOCTIS fans here?). The package includes a FreeDOS kernel, etc, tailored to run the game. My BIOS has an option to boot from a USB stick, but I've never done it, hence the message about formatting the master boot record. Any caveats on this?

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 Post subject: Re: master boot record
PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:59 pm 
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As far as booting from USB, it`s easy-peasy. When your boot screen comes up just hit f9, at least that`s what my Compaq Presario has, then choose USB from the list.[/quote]

F2 to get into my BIOS. I can currently alter the standard boot options: HD floppy, CD. The USB tag says I need to format my master boot record before I can boot from a USB stick.

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 Post subject: Re: master boot record
PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:36 pm 
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sirkit77 wrote:
silvercoon wrote:
As far as booting from USB, it`s easy-peasy. When your boot screen comes up just hit f9, at least that`s what my Compaq Presario has, then choose USB from the list.


F2 to get into my BIOS. I can currently alter the standard boot options: HD floppy, CD. The USB tag says I need to format my master boot record before I can boot from a USB stick.

Oh, sorry.[/quote]

Either you need to format your HD, or fix the MBR.


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 Post subject: Re: master boot record
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 5:23 pm 
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Either you need to format your HD, or fix the MBR.

And how do I fix the MBR?

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 Post subject: Re: master boot record
PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:30 pm 
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Probably the system will use you HD as temporary cache memory. Also, if it's a new HD(asuming it is), you need to partition it.


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 Post subject: Re: master boot record
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:13 pm 
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I admit to being somewhat confused by this. If the OP is still in need of assistance, could they reiterate their problem explaining exactly what they are trying to achieve, ideally naming names? It appears to me that the OP is attempting to run an ISO which boots into a game directly, using a usb stick as the medium; that's why I'm thoroughly confused about why we have ended up talking about master boot records. And when I don't understand why we're talking about MBRs, that makes me worried ;)

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