Let me know if you know of one.
Thanks. That's an easy one to use but I would prefer one without the
Just do steps 1 & 2 here:Let me know if you know of one.
Then just manually prep the USB key with DISKPART and copy the ISO contentsCameo said:Thanks. That's an easy one to use but I would prefer one without the
multiboot; just booting directly into the OS or rescue image without the
extra choices up front. As if I was running an ISO image burned into a CD.
That link assumes that everybody wants to create a USB stick to boot
OK, I'll try it.Then just manually prep the USB key with DISKPART and copy the ISO
contents over. A quick Google will show how to use DISKPART to prep it
I prefer the multiboot as I have many utilities (bootable Win7
installer, some live Linux distros, GPARTED, etc...) all on one USB key
instead of needing multiple to make up a respectable "toolbox".
Not really, once you install a bootloader onto the stick you can simplyThat link assumes that everybody wants to create a USB stick to boot
Windows from. Actually, I am looking for a more generic solution to be
able to "burn" any bootable ISO image into the thumb drive, whether a
Windows rescue disk or a Linux distro. Actually many Windows based
programs, such as Acronis, use Linux based rescue ISOs.
That is the correct setting.My HP laptop gives me a choice of 3 different USB boot options (besides
the usual ones):
USB Hard Drive,
USB Diskette on Key.
However, every time I make a bootable USB thumb drive, it can only boot
as a USB hard drive.
Proper choiceCameo said:OK, I'll try it.
By the way, in the midst of experimenting with this, I came up with
My HP laptop gives me a choice of 3 different USB boot options (besides
the usual ones):
USB Hard Drive,
These days floppy drives are all USB based. If you don't have a USB floppyUSB Floppy,
Just guessing, but maybe an IMG file on a non bootable USB key? Like whenUSB Diskette on Key.
You might give UNetbootin a try. It is set to be able to automaticallyNot really, once you install a bootloader onto the stick you can simply
delete everything in the root and replace it with whatever bootable .iso
you have, just decompress them first (windows based). The stick remains
bootable even after you delete the contents.
If you want to make your own custom PE boot disk, try www.reboot.pro
Darn, I should have thought of that!Proper choice
These days floppy drives are all USB based. If you don't have a USB
floppy drive, ignore this. Disable it is BIOS is seeing it gets your OCD
Interesting. Thanks for the detailed reply.Just guessing, but maybe an IMG file on a non bootable USB key? Like
when doing a BIOS update from USB it doesn't need to be bootable cause
the BIOS knows how to read it.
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