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Mar 1, 2013 - 06:45am PT
Tony im adding clarity and asking questions because i want to
possibly add a large bootable hard drive and boot from a USB
stick. Dell documentation is not clear enough for me.

Credit: NoTokeRedKneck

10 the Modular bay currently shows automatically in CMOS as "Diskette Drive A: Modular Bay".
Currently the Modular bay is a 1.44 meg floppy drive.
Automatically and currently CMOS shows "Diskette Drive B: Not attached".
From the previous post note the boot order 1."Diskette Drive" and 4. "Internal HDD"->(Hard Disk Drive).

Can a large Hard Disk Drive be read, written, executable and bootable from the Modular bay?

Credit: NoTokeRedKneck

5. is listed as Docking connector. Please refresh your memory by looking at the previous posted boot options.

Is 5. C/Dock?

What is C/Port? I can't find it within the Dell documentation.

What is Cardbus NIC? Is a network interface required for booting from this?

What is Mini PCI Nic? "Same as above?"

A USB stick will not boot from either USB port, however i did have the modular bay attached.

Can a USB stick be booted by adaptation to 5. or "8. in the previous post"?

If i detach the Modular bay will a USB stick boot as Diskette Drive?

Mar 1, 2013 - 02:48pm PT
Tony in case you or others have looked at some CMOS settings noted.
If you attempted to duplicate some I posted you do not need to fdisk,
disklabel, re-format or reinstall to bring back network settings or
default music sounds -> crock(Yes, i know some are not relevant to the sound.)

Here are the current CMOS BIOS settings.

Pg:1of7 CMOS BIOS.
Diskette Drive A: Modular Bay (This is a automatic setting.)
Modular Bay: Diskette Drive (This is a automatic setting.)
CD/DVD/CD-RW Drive: Fixed Optical

Pg:2of7 CMOS BIOS. (These are all manual settings in this order.)
Diskette Drive
Internal HDD
Modular Bay HDD
Cardbus NIC
C/Port 11 or C/Dock 11 NIC
C/Dock or C/Dock 11 top PCI slot NIC
C/Dock 11 bottom PCI slot NIC

Pg:3of7 CMOS BIOS.
Docking Status Undocked (This is a automatic setting.)
Docking Ethernet Enabled (This is a manual setting.)
Docking IRQ OPTIMIZED (This is a manual setting.)
Universal Connect Enabled (This is a manual setting.)

Pg:4of7 CMOS BIOS.
MiniPCI Device Combo (This is a automatic setting.)
MiniPCI status Enabled (This is a manual setting.)

Again why i posted the previous questions is,
1. I want to boot a USB stick without a remote network connection.
2. I may wish to install a large Module Bay Hard Disk Drive and boot from that.
3. As with many if not most Lap Tops they are limited to USB 1.0 speeds
at the USB ports so to use USB 2.0-3.0 etc. i think i need a firewire to
USB adaptation from the firewire port showing in the above diagram(s) but
i don't see a boot option for that.

Again Tony or any others.
1. How can i boot a USB stick on this system from the pg.2of7 showings?

2. I assume 2. above i answered myself with showing of boot option 4 on pg.2of7.

3. Can i boot from the firewire port? If so what boot option on pg.2of7 is it?

I would not be asking if i knew and Dell's tech manual for the system has nothing about this.

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 1, 2013 - 02:50pm PT
Hey Tony ...

if you see moss, which side of the tree on you on?

EDIT: sure glad the Cap'n did not see this

should read: which side of the tree are you on?

that was a close one.

Mar 1, 2013 - 02:53pm PT
So zbrown? Answers?

The firewire connection is shown as #7 in this diagram and listed
as IEEE 1394 connector.

It also maybe larger if accessed from the previous post.

Mar 1, 2013 - 05:38pm PT
MiniPCI status Enabled (This is a manual setting.)

The above is a correction to pg.4of7 in the previous post.

Hey Tony ...

if you see moss, which side of the tree on you on?

That maybe a good question? As of 2002-2003 it was assumed commercially
internally linked list were still being used. At that time it was
common to have class member functions for pre-order,post-order and
in-order transversals of the trees. I was told or read they are not
using the transversal functions anymore, maybe because log() issues
degenerating back to linked list are already known.

The Granite State.
Mar 1, 2013 - 05:48pm PT
Yo Tony, why does the no toke redneck, not toke, yet still post asinine content? I post asinine content mainly when I toke. I'm confused. Please reply. Thanks.

Mar 1, 2013 - 05:51pm PT
Do you understand some of the facts I just stated?

Im not certain what type of trees he's referring to
but a guess is the same type im speaking about.

The Granite State.
Mar 1, 2013 - 05:54pm PT
That didn't answer my question at all, where the hell is Tony?

I demand satisfaction.

Mar 1, 2013 - 05:59pm PT
Another question im looking into is, if CPort is the firewire connection and bootable could it have effect upon the synch ranges for the monitor?

It appears its running at 400mbs on this system.

And if so could many blue screen of deaths not be from a virus?

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 1, 2013 - 08:00pm PT
Hey Tony ...


Why can't Brandon get no satisfaction?


Mar 1, 2013 - 08:24pm PT
Using IEEE 1394 firewire should be of no issue to the monitor on this
system. The issue is which one or which one of those BIOS boot options
is for the firewire port? I dont want to spend money for a cable, drive,
or adapter for a bootable USB stick if it won't adapt and boot via
the firewire port.

Another issue is the Dock slot and pcmcia card slots. I believe these
can also adapt to USB 2.0 and + but again what is the BIOS boot option(s)
for these slots and the above shown on pg.2of7 previously posted?
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 1, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
Hey say there, "Say, Tony."

Hey, Tony,

Why "Hey, Tony?"

Are you really OT?

Your act is so germane.

We'll keep you around, out of kindness, even if we never see another word from you.

Trad climber
lost, far away from Poland
Mar 1, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
Tony, I miss your insults.

Could you come back under a different name, like Big Head Tony?

Also, can I go skiing on Sunday?

Boulder, CO
Mar 2, 2013 - 12:09am PT
I'm Skiing Sunday.

I think that is a sign.

Tony, is the world round?

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 6, 2013 - 07:56pm PT

Since Tony has apparently left the building, any further questions for Tony should be addressed to Terrible Herbst. They won't get answered either, but Terrible, name to the contrary, is a good guy.

Hey Terrible Herbst ...

sorry locker


Social climber
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 6, 2013 - 08:02pm PT

I still have a question for TONY...




Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 6, 2013 - 08:04pm PT
^Gonna fill in for the T&T boys, he's right there!
The Larry

Moab, UT
Mar 6, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Two words, Locker

Corvette Summer

Social climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Mar 6, 2013 - 08:17pm PT
I loved that movie when I was a kid in Escondido!


Social climber
Mar 6, 2013 - 09:08pm PT
Tony's last post was from "A Serious Matter" Jan 28th - which is a thread that has been deleted:

just wanna let you guys know--i'm about to nuke this sucker. it has become silly to the point of obscene. you may want to save your precious contributions and repost them in a more appropriate thread. suggested title: thomas the tank engine and his boxcars.

sheesh--come down with the flu for a few days and your thread goes to heck.

I think that deserves an Tony Award for a last post?

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