I managed to FINALLY come up with a msdos bootable flash
drive by booting up in Win PE (windows 7 PE disk) and running
"kudzu" which both runs in PE mode and comes with both
Free DOS and MS DOS preloaded. (Of course, Win PE crashes
trying to run the Supermicro's update utility.)
I upgraded my Supermicro C7Z87's BIOS from 1.1 to 2.0.
Where before the C7Z87 would boot the MSDOS flash drive and
hang booting the Xfce Fedora flash drive
(Fedora-Live-Xfce-x86_64-20-1.iso), it would not boot either afterwards.
So, after about an hours fussing with it, I figured out that "Legacy
USB support" had to be enabled. Now both boot find.
[Editorial comment] AAAAAHHHH!!!!!! [/editorial comment]
I have to turn off "Legacy USB Support" to get certain poorly design
HP Inkjet printers to keep XP computers from freezing when they
boot up. (Funny, if you unplug the printer, XP will boot. You
can plug it in afterwards with no problem. No problem that is,
until you reboot.)
Hope this helps someone else,
Computers are like air conditioners.
They malfunction when you open windows
Show replies by date