|I need to be able boot DOS from a USB Drive that I've formatted and run sys on in order to run the setup.exe on in Win98SE non-bootable installation disk. |
With the system booted up from the USB drive, I have access to my D: CDROM drive that contains the non-bootable Win98SE installation. When I execute the setup it complains that it can't create a temp file because the host’s file system isn't appropriate. I interpreted this to mean that I needed to run fdisk and create a single active dos partition - which I did.
Now, in order to proceed, I need to format the partition. Unfortunately no format command is visible on the USB drive even though I copied the Windows Command directory to it after running sys. The path name is A:/Command/format.exe, but all I can see when I do a dir in the DOS command prompt box is the contents of the root directory which only shows the files copied by sys and neither the Command directory nor any other files in the root directory.
By the way, fdisk says to format the new partition AFTER restarting the machine. What happens if I format first, install the Win98SE installation from the CDROM drive and then restart.
But first, how do I get an accessible copy of format onto the bootable USB drive?
Any words of wisdom would really be appreciated.