Grab the freedos iso installer
qemu -boot d -cdrom fdbasecd.iso -hda /dev/device
I have had better luck with small primary partitions (64 mb)!
Might need to pull the flash drive and let the kernel rescan before doing any mount up of the old fat filesystem after install of freedos, but you should be able to copy files after that!
If you find that both LSI and Intel suck
http://kb.lsi.com/KnowledgebaseArticle15807.aspx Just hang it up!