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Getting a USB flash drive to be recognised as USB Floppy

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I have a Lacie 4tb ethernet disk which i am trying to put Server 2003 on, it has an internal SATA PCI card which i have the drivers for. The issue i am having is when i hit F6 to install the device it is asking me to insert disk into A:, i don't have a USB floppy available is there any way round this using maybe a USB flash drive?
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by:Adam82
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mce-man-it,

I found some information on this in the link listed below.  It looks like what needs to be done is to edit the txtsetup.oem file to recognize the PID of the usb device that you are attempting to use.  If anyone else has another solution I also would like to know.

Thank you,

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.windows.server.sbs&tid=06733bc7-2ddc-439f-a33e-b130160a419e&cat=&lang=&cr=&sloc=&p=1
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by:PUNKY
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You might try to create slipstream windows 2003 using nLite to add drivers into it, so you wont need F6 during installtion.

http://www.nliteos.com/nlite.html
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socalsuperhero earned 750 total points
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server 2003 will not recognize a usb flash device as a floppy drive during the F6/driver loading, no matter what files are loaded on it.  You need to get an external floppy drive.
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Purchased USB floppy
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