(Page 4 of 4 ) There is another way to flash AMI BIOS without the need for a bootable floppy disk. Rename your new BIOS flash file to " AMIBOOT.ROM " then copy it to a floppy disk (that will contain only this file).
You've finally made the move to a Windows-free computer, you're enjoying your brand new Linux OS, no trojans/viruses, no slowdown, everything's perfect. Suddenly, you need to update the BIOS on your motherboard to support some new piece of hardware, but typically the motherboard vendor is offering only DOS based BIOS flash utilities. You panic!
Guide: Install Windows without a CD-ROM or floppy drive There are many times where I have run across a system (mainly laptops) that I need to install Windows XP or Windows 2000, and the system doesn't have a CD-ROM (or functioning CD-ROM). This is a method I have divised using another computer, that will help you install Windows on a system with no CD-ROM available. Items you'll need... - Windows 98 or equivilant CD - A floppy bootable with Windows 98 (you can get one at bootdisk.com) - A seperate system with Windows XP (that has a CD-ROM and floppy) - Working knowledge of Windows and some DOS (including fdisk) - Adapter to convert a laptop 2.5 inch to a 5.25 inch IDE Adapter (if you are trying to install to a laptop)