Subject: Re: bootable USB flash drive. how?
To: None <>
From: James K. Lowden <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 03/05/2004 19:04:54
On Fri, 5 Mar 2004, Dave <> wrote:
> I think I'm clear on how to make a bootable USB flash drive using ffs.
> Does anyone here know how to do this using the msdos filesystem?
> newfs_msdos -B foo -F 32 /dev/rsd0e doesn't work.  "foo" == kernel.sys
> or, both from FreeDOS (
> # newfs_msdos -B kernel.sys -F 32 /dev/rsd0e
> newfs_msdos: kernel.sys: inappropriate file type or format

It's my understanding that msdos filesystems lack the necessary attributes
to serve as a boot partition.