We currently have a RM CC3 network. I find it really annoying that to build machine on the network we have to use ancient floppy disks.
I've made several attempts to make a usb version of the RM Build Disks but failed everytime at different stages.
I've tried using GRUB and .img files of the RM disk but that didn't work as it puts the image in memory.
RM requires to write to the disk and is a 2 stage process with a reboot in the middle. (therefore dumping the disk to memory is no good)
The other way i've tried is copying contents of RM build disk to the memory stick (formatted as FAT16) and then writing the MBR from the floppy to the MBR of the memory stick. That didn't work either
Wondered if anyone has had any luck in making a usb RM build disk?
Cool. Thanks for the link. I'll try using a standard pendrive first.
Contacted RM while back and they said they don't do those switch memory sticks anymore. :S
CyberDrac (13th October 2009)
Ah ok. Cheers folks
I now have a question regarding these
Netac 1GB Bootable Flash Drive
Is the FDD section of the disk limited to 1.44 MB?
What I'm getting at, is can I make a 'one RM disk to rule them all' with every driver on it that will be over 1.44 MB and put it on these type of sticks?
The RM website talks about a 512MB MiniSafe. Is this the floppy disk area where you can put all the drivers?
You need a 2.88mb image to do the job.
I've used the HP Drive Key Boot Utility with great success in the past
And to answer the obvious first question, yes it will work with other brands (although I have only tested with Kingston). You simply select a USB drive letter, feed it a floppy and away you go.
On the RM Support site, look at DWN1424530:
Bootable USB flash drive (UFD) preparation utility for CC3/CC4 (RMPrepUSB)
Prepared the USB stick as Boot as FDD and also tried ZIP.
Selected MS-DOS bootable.
Selected Image to USB and choose the img file.
Did 0 defaults for the 3 options that come up.
Doesn't come up with any error but when I try to boot it. Says I/O Error.
Anyone got a guide on how to use this RMPrepUSB?
I've answered my question now.
Found this handy RM article
Used a Kingston 512MB stick and it worked But on an RM One for the moment, tried a HP dc7800p and won't boot. Oh well, one step closer.
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