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    CC3 Build pens must boot as drive A: - unfortunately most BIOSes nowadays try to boot USB mass storage devices as drive C:.

    See TEC1656521 How to make a universal Community Connect 3 Workstation Build USB Flash memory pen - This tricks DOS into thinking it is booting from a floppy even if the BIOS thinks the USB pen is a 'hard disk' and normally boots as C:.
    Using a similar technique, you could have all your CC3 build floppies on just one Flash pen and load any image - for example, just add to the menu.lst file for each disk image, using a menu entry such as:

    title CC3 Build disk for RM Expert 3030 and 3020 (from Hard disk UFD)
    map /build1.ima (fd0)
    # map the first partition of the UFD as a floppy disk
    map (hd0) (hd32)
    # map the UFD as a CD
    map (hd1) (hd0)
    # map the real hard disk as hard disk 0
    map --hook
    # hook Int13 interrupts so all map changes take affect
    rootnoverify (fd0)
    # set the file root as the floppy disk
    chainloader /io.sys
    # load the io.sys code into memory from the floppy disk (now ufd is fd0)
    map --floppies=1
    map --harddrives=1
    # Tweak BIOS device numbers so DOS sees 1 floppy and 1 hd
    You can make an image of each of your floppies (or 1.44MB Netac USB pens) using the RMPrepUSB USB->File button and save as a .IMA file.
    Last edited by s69; 19th August 2011 at 07:53 PM.

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