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Old 05-22-2008, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an Abit IP35E, and I am looking to get the BIOS update to get rid of the double boot and it appears as if I need a floppy drive to do so.

Will this one work for what I have to do? How do I format the floppy disc to be bootable?

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Model SFD321B/LBL1 - Floppy Drives
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Use a flash drive instead. I updated BIOS on my Gigabyte P35-DS3R, and it recognizes it fine. Just put all your data on it, in a subdirectory with the BIOS files in the root directory, or use an empty flash drive.
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you mean like a jump drive? can the IP35E even boot from that?
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Yes, a jump drive (same thing as a flash drive). It should be able to...most if not all newer boards are able to boot off of USB devices.
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If you go into your BIOS setup, there should be an option in there which enables you to boot from a flash drive (usb drive, jump drive, whatever u call it).
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