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copy an image file into USB stick and make it bootable

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'chris'
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copy an image file into USB stick and make it bootable

hi

Howto copy an image file into USB stick and make it bootable under windows?


BTW under linux I use this simple command:

# dd if=binary.img of=/dev/sda
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Michael Sillers
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Re: copy an image file into USB stick and make it bootable

It is much more difficult in windows and depends on what the image is. Generally, it means opening the image file and copying the contents onto a prepared usb stick.

You might want to try dd for windows...

http://uranus.chrysocome.net/linux/rawwrite/
P Muralidhar Kini
Honored Contributor

Re: copy an image file into USB stick and make it bootable

Hi Chris,

Discussions on a similar topic, see if this helps.
* Boot and Install Windows from a USB thumb drive
http://serverfault.com/questions/2952/boot-and-install-windows-from-a-usb-thumb-drive

* Burn ISO Image to USB Flash Pen Drive (Kon-Boot to USB)
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2009/05/11/burn-iso-image-to-usb-flash-pen-drive-kon-boot-to-usb/

* ISO image to USB flash
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/243423-32-image-flash

Hope this helps.

Regards,
Murali
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ARUNPRAKASH
Valued Contributor

Re: copy an image file into USB stick and make it bootable

Download a free tool name win to flash.
Using this u can make bootable pendrive with os image with easy steps.

Rgrds,
Arun
Lucifer Megacruel
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Re: copy an image file into USB stick and make it bootable

Hi chirs,

You can make use of unetbootin in case you are using a Linux iso image :)

---Lucifer
"To Denouce the Evils of Truth and Love. To cause may hem and destruction and necromancy , Lucifer is here"
'chris'
Super Advisor

Re: copy an image file into USB stick and make it bootable

Thx for all answers.
I'd like to copy self created linux live img file under windows and make it bootable.

Other way, but don't know how should work, is to copy already created bootable usb stick.
Maybe using Acronis True Image 2011?
Lucifer Megacruel
Valued Contributor

Re: copy an image file into USB stick and make it bootable

Hello Chirs,

dd is available for windows as well, you can do the same thing in windows too .

See : http://uranus.chrysocome.net/linux/rawwrite/index.htm

--Lucifer
"To Denouce the Evils of Truth and Love. To cause may hem and destruction and necromancy , Lucifer is here"