I want to boot the TrueCrypt rescue disk from a USB flash drive. I have Windows 7 64bit so I cannot use
Grub4Dos to do this (it only works on 32bit system), and 99% of all documentations on how to create this rescue USB stick involve
So I tried using a program called
FlashBoot but couldn't figure it out. I did some operation on the USB stick using
FlashBoot, to make the USB bootable or something to a DVD ISO. However as I got lost and wasn't sure what I was doing, i abandoned
FlashBoot and just formatted the USB stick.
Then I found the following instructions to USE
syslinux for this purpose:
mephisto wrote: Ok, this is how it worked for me:
- Format the USB-Stick with FAT
- Download the newest SYSLINUX package.
- Extract the
syslinuxarchive (in my case the newest one was
- The only 2 files you actually need from the archive are
- Assuming your USB-Stick has the drive letter X, execute the following command:
- After that there should be a (hidden) file on your USB-Stick called
- Download BBIE or (any other image extractor you know works).
- Assuming your USB-Stick das the drive letter X, execute the following command:
bbie TruecryptRescueDisk.iso. Then this process should have created a file called
image1.binto something like
- Copy (the previously extracted file)
tc.imgto your USB-Stick
- Create a file on the USB-Stick called
syslinux.cfgwith the following content:
default memdisk initrd=tc.img
I followed those instructions to the letter. Before doing so I again formatted the USB stick, this time as FAT32 with 16k. Then I tried to restart the system. This is what I saw (large version):
Now why on Earth would it say
FlashBoot loader there? It seems very bizarre. I formatted the USB stick, a full format that took like 5 minutes. Not only that but after seeing this I formatted it like 5 times and redid the above instructions and still see this screen.
Does anyone have an idea where I am going wrong here?
I'm asking this question here and not on the Truecrypt forums because they really frown upon people asking this question there, as it has been answered many times. They simply will not help. However my case has not been answered by the numerous tutorials on the internet.