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BIOS upgrade? Searching BIOS update solution if existing. Purpose is to boot from USB-port with memory stick or with external USB CD-ROM drive. Now boot options are just multibay or hardrive. Fortunately Multibay device is 1.44mt disk drive and hardrive is equipped with old DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1. Ain't exactly getting most of Armadas potential.

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  • alan scott May 02, 2008

    Hi guys !
    i want to boot from usb flash drive(2 GB).
    Armada m700 does not support it.
    i read that u could boot from usb cdrom.

    Now is there a bios update available anywhere that i can download and flash the bios OR the second option is
    i will always have to use a bootable startup disk.
    HElp!!
    I use linux

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U can use usb cddrive without update bios but unlike later versions of windows where you just plug it in and it detects it you will have to use an instalation disk for system to recognise device same with usb stick.
what mem do u have and consider xp (need at least 40meg to install)if u can fit 256 or higher ur laughing mem cheap as buttons these days.

Posted on Apr 12, 2008

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    tat4u Apr 12, 2008

    forgot to mention I have a armada running win95 for backup and I can just plug in my cd/dvd writer(usb)without installing any software for it.

    I cant remember but I think you cant see it in bios until its plugged in.if you was to plug it in and restart and enter bios it would be available.

  • chriztophers Feb 01, 2011

    actually it is still not available in bios... It doesn't even detect in bios.. bios only shows to boot in multibay or hard drive

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