Posted on 2005-03-10
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I would like to boot my PC in DOS mode and make my i-POD visible as a drive in DOS mode (iPOD is connected via USB). Does anyone know how to do this ?
Question by:Errol Farro
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by:Lee W, MVP
ID: 13505683
See if this helps:

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by:Errol Farro
ID: 13507166
Could you explain how to do it. The explanation in the submitted URL is very cryptic
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Expert Comment

ID: 13507641
For method1, you need to:

create a bootable floppy
copy duse.exe, duseldr.com and usbaspi.sys to it (you can download them further down the page)
modify config.sys like so:


modify autoexec.bat like so:

@echo off
duseldr a:\duse.exe

And now you boot from the floppy.
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by:Errol Farro
ID: 13509980
Unfortunately there is no link to download usbaspi.sys. I did download duse.exe and duseldr.com.

Config.sys and autoexec.bat are on the c: drive or a: drive ?
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Expert Comment

ID: 13510149
The link to usbaspi.sys is in the USBdrivers link right below the duse link.  You can also get it here: http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=10215

You're booting from the floppy, so config.sys and autoexec.bat go on the a: drive.

Author Comment

by:Errol Farro
ID: 13511280
Belief it or not - I cannot find a link to download usbaspi.sys on neither of the pages you mentioned
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Accepted Solution

davebytes earned 1500 total points
ID: 13512505
has a TON of different boot floppies, most of which will have all the files you need.

if not, you can also look for links from:

Note that the floppies have to have fat32 support if that's how your ipod is formatted.  I think win98 (or win98 SE) is required.  Not sure which boot disks from the stefan2000 site will work, but grab a bunch and try em out.

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Expert Comment

ID: 13523187
See method3 at http://www.bootdisk.com/usb.htm and download dat.exe - it contains usbaspi.sys

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