Thread: Boot Options For Boot Disk
April 4th, 2006, 12:44 PM #1
Boot Options For Boot Disk
I am in the process of creating a boot disk (CD) and I would like to configure it with the option to boot the HD/OS with a time out. This is similar to the boot option screen you get when you boot from a Dell resource CD. Eventually this will evolve into a multiple application (diagnostics) boot CD but for now I just want the option to boot the OS so I donít have to remove the CD when building a system.
Anybody got any ideas? Thanks,
April 4th, 2006, 01:06 PM #2
The option is a feature of the motherboard. The boot sequence should be CD before hard drive. At bootup, if a CD is detected in the drive, the motherboard might not automatically boot from that CD. It might require one futher step to boot from the CD: Press ANYKEY. If you don't have an ANYKEY, it won't boot!RayH42450@gmail.com
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April 4th, 2006, 01:11 PM #3Originally Posted by RayH
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April 4th, 2006, 01:49 PM #4
OK - Who let the clowns in?
Yes, you can set the CD to boot first in the boot options menu of any standard bios but I am looking for a config script that allows for the user to choose to either boot from the CD or the HD with a built in time out for a selected default.
Last edited by aldtech; April 4th, 2006 at 02:00 PM.
April 5th, 2006, 10:19 AM #5
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To write a menu using config.sys and autoexec.bat??
April 5th, 2006, 10:34 AM #6
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April 6th, 2006, 12:02 PM #7Originally Posted by holdensrule
Yes, either/or. I know how to make a boot menu, what I am looking for is the proper text/command that will boot the hard drive/OS instead of proceedint with the boot CD/Flopy.
April 6th, 2006, 12:07 PM #8Originally Posted by zepper
April 6th, 2006, 03:44 PM #9
You can cause a warm boot (equivalent to doing a Ctrl-Alt-Del) from a .bat file - just put a message for the user to eject the diskette or CD before making that selection or it will just boot from that again. It is a very small file and should be available around the web, just do a search for it. Likely named REBOOT.COM or some such. I'm sure I have one of those here just for that purpose. Here is another way to create the small program: http://blog.jwiz.org/archives/001063.html
. Likely Bart has one in his boot disk utility collection.
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