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URGENT: Adding files to a premade *.ISO bootdisk CD

I need to create a DOS bootdisk to flash my BIOS (don't ask)... I can't seem to figure it out, I've tried NERO, MagicISO, UltraISO, WinISO... I can't seem to figure this out and I am tired and frustrated, I keep adding the files but they don't show up when I run a "dir" command, only autoexec.bat and command.exe show...I simply need to get to a dos prompt that will contain my Bios flash utility and my bios bin file and I'll be happy.

So if someone would be so kind as to explain to me how to create a bootable CD with the following two files on it, I would really appreciate it...
[url=http://rapidshare.de/files/18873636/310.bin.html]310.bin[/url] v3.10 of the BIOS from HP
[url=http://rapidshare.de/files/18873670/awdflash.exe.html]awdflash.exe[/url] Award Bios Flasher Util

p.s. I was trying to use this bootdisk: http://www.biosmods.com/download/bootdisk/drdos703-iso.zip
Thank you,
-BassKozz
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Download the Windows 98 SE floppy boot program...

run it and it will prompt you for a blank floppy.

Boot with your new floppy, then it will get you to the DOS command prompt.

insert you "flash bios" disk and update your BIOS
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basskozzAuthor Commented:
NO FLOPPY DRIVE only CD DRIVE
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basskozzAuthor Commented:
Hence "CD" in the title sorry I wasn't more specific
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
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basskozzAuthor Commented:
don't think that will work either... how can I add the flash files to it ?
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
you just need to boot to get to the DOS prompt

since you don't have a floppy disc.. just burn your ROM BIOS files to another CD..insert AFTER you boot to DOS and flash at the command prompt
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Joseph NyaemaIT ConsultantCommented:
Have you tried this with nero.

File->New

On the left pane, select CD-ROM (Boot)

On the right pane, select the "image file" button
\Program Files\Ahead\Nero\DosBootimage.IMA is automatically selected

Click on new

Add the two files you want and burn the CD.

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Saurabh DuaCommented:
when u add files to iso , they
re not added in the boot file system ( a: ) , but in the CD file system, thus u need the cd driver to be loaded and then access the cd drive using X: at prompt, where x:= ur cd drive.. and for that u must use a dos driver like oemcd.sys etc., Win98 boot floppy , made from control panel contains in built drivers..

Then u can see as well as use the flash utility loaded in disk..( CD)

Steps:

1. Make a win98 boot floppy ( or download from : http://www.msu-hb.de/download/boot98se.exe )
2. InNero, make the boot Cd using the downloaded file ( refer to Nyaema 's post )
3. Add the files using nero itself, burn CD
4. Boot from cd , switch to Cd drive from A:> X: ( x= cd drive letter which is displayed at end of booting )
5. issue the command to flash ur bios..
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schalcraftCommented:
What you have to realise is that you boot to an image of a floppy disk. This is why you only see autoexec.bat and command.com.

You need a boot image that has support for the CDROM. This boot disk will then load the CDROM drivers and assign another drive letter to your CD. Your additional files are available on the assigned drive.

As an example, DOS bootdisks with CDROM support can be downloaded from http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm Zipped images are available toward the middle of the page. Then use UltraISO or the like to create your bootable CD, using the downloaded IMA image.  These images assign the CDROM to R:
Your flash files when then be available in the root of the R: drive

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basskozzAuthor Commented:
irwinpks,
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you just need to boot to get to the DOS prompt
since you don't have a floppy disc.. just burn your ROM BIOS files to another CD..insert AFTER you boot to DOS and flash at the command prompt
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I wish it was that easy... it's not, I can't swap out the CD because it boots to a "A:" prompt which i assume is a RAMdrive, but it doesn't install the CD Drivers, so when I swap it out it gives an error

saurabh_dua & Nyaema ,

That worked... but now I have another problem, when I run AWDFLASH it shows insufficient memory!
What do I do know ?

Thanks,
-BassKozz
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basskozzAuthor Commented:
I think I've figured it out (somewhat)...
I am getting a no memory-manager found error... it's saying to load himem.sys or emm386.exe...

The himem.sys file is there... but there is no emm386.exe.  How can I load himem.sys ?
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basskozzAuthor Commented:
nevermind... I fixed it :)
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Saurabh DuaCommented:
Great to know it's fixed now.....    infact the default boot floppy of Win98 made from control panel loads himem.sys by default, it's just the best..
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basskozzAuthor Commented:
I ended up having to fdisk one of my HD's and create a FAT partition and transfer files to it... then boot from it... then flash my BIOS... major pain in the ass... I would think there would be an easier way, or a better program to handle the creation of CD boot disks to flash BIOS'es.

Ohh well.

Thanks
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