CF-18 Bios Lacking USB Option

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  1. Linuxkopesh

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    Hello Everyone!

    I recently got an excellent CF-18 from a dumpster and am trying to get FreeDOS running on it. My only problem is that I have two confirmed working USB sticks (1GB and 8GB) that work on booting from my regular laptop (EEE PC 1000HE). But they aren't able to boot from the CF-18.

    Going into the BIOS my boot options are set as follows
    " USB CD/DVD Drive
    Floppy Drive
    +Hard Disk Drive
    LAN"

    As far as I know, there is no floppy slot on the computer, and I lack a CD/DVD drive.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    I haven't had a CF-18 in ages, but what happens when you expand Hard Disk Drive?
     
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    "-Hard Disk Drive
    ST94011A-(PM)"
    It's just the disk serial.
     
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    Are the USB ports enabled in the BIOS?
     
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    Advanced Tab:
    "Serial Port A: Auto
    Serial Port B: Auto
    Modem Disable
    LAN: Disable
    Boot up from Lan: Disable
    Legacy USB Support: Enable"

    That's the only tab besides the Boot tab that has anything about USB. The legacy support is enabled. I disabled the internet stuff.
     
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    Well I feel like an idiot. I apart the Cf-18 and cleaned everything and now it strangely boots to USB?
     
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    Sometimes removing the main battery helps with unusual malfunctions.

    Or it could have been a loose flatcable.
     
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