No floppy drive

vbimport

#1

Hi, I wanted to flash my toshiba SD-R2512 combo drive to make it region free. BUT I do not have a floppy drive attached to my laptop. I tried using a flash bootable thumbdrive, it do not seems to work. I had searched the forum and some of them mention burning the firmware into a bootable ISO CD-R. How safe is this method?

And what do I include in the bootable cd?


#2

Use a bootable CD (bootdisk.com) and a RAMDISK.


#3

The UBCD - http://ubcd.sourceforge.net/ - has some options for RAMDISK loading of floppy images - you do NOT want a CD loaded when flashing the drive it’s located in!

Can you still boot to “safe mode command prompt only” in Windows XP?

There is a “safe mode with command prompt” from the “f8” startup menu, but no idea if that is deep enough for DOS mode drive flashing.


#4

SAFE MODE will most likely not help, REAL DOS is required with most Toshiba flashers.

PS: In case the flasher is searching for drive A: - you can use the DOS command SUBST to fake one. :wink:


#5

hmm… can you use an external HD connected to the fireware port (its a pc card… well its an expresscard with fireware inputs) to load a bootable program on to flash a drive?

OR can i burn a CD and use an external cd drive connected to USB? id like to flash my nec 6750a drive…

apologies for hijacking this thread…


#6

Many Compact Flash USB memorys can boot your compu into pure Doze.
My Corsair Flash Voyager does that… :wink: