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Run a Centos 6.7 live_cd installed on usb pen as a virtual machine

I installed a Centos 6.7 LiveCD on a pen drive through UNetbootin and at reboot I select boot options in BIOS and start from USB. But I'd like to run the pen drive inside Windows in a virtual ...
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Can DVD-R disks be used to create a boot disk?(linux iso)

Can DVD-R disks be used to create a boot disk?(linux iso). I am trying to install linux on my imac powerpc g5 which wont boot from a bootable usb.
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win 10 bootable device not recognized in bios

My PC is stuck on recovery message(err 0xc0000034). I tried to boot from a win 10 usb device but its not recognized in BIOS. Surprisingly' on the same usb device, I flashed ubuntu and it was ...
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Can I create a burnable image from a custom vagrant box

I'd like to create and develop on a UbuntuMate image using vagrant. My question is, can I then create a burnable/bootable image of that OS and bootup on my raspberry pi? Can an image lauched and ...
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YUMI: Booting find /menu.lst, /boot/grub/menu.lst, /grub/menu.lst

I'm using YUMI to set up a multiboot USB drive. I'm trying YUMI’s option to Try an Unlisted ISO from the bottom of its selection list, and the ISO files gets copied correctly to the USB drive. The ...
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Partitioning a SanDisk Cruzer Extreme 64GB drive

I want to partition my Cruzer Extreme into a 32 Gb YUMI bootable recovery/install drive FAT32 and a 32 Gb exFAT data partition but Windows disk manager is not even letting me delete the volume and ...
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TW700 not booting from USB or microSD

I have changed my Boot Order and moved USB CD, USB HDD, USB FDD to top but still it doesn't boot from USB Thumb drive or the SD Card Bootable Media I have confirmed that both my USB Thumb Drive and ...
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How can I create a bootable usb flashdrive that works with UEFI and BIOS computers for installing Windows 8.1?

I manage a lab with a lot of computers: almost half of them are BIOS-MBR computers and the others are UEFI-GPT. All of them run Windows 8.1. As you know, you can't use for booting a mbr flashdrive ...
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What is the best way to boot my operating system from an external drive on a PC?

My PC just crapped out on me, the motherboard has some bad capacitors so I purchased a new computer. I was using windows 7, now I'm on windows 10. My drive from the windows 7 computer is fine, ...
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using bootable laptop hdd after removing from motherboard

I have a laptop. I want to change its sata hdd to sdd. But I also want to use hdd as a bootable way (i.e, all installed software and operating system). After removing from the motherboard of laptop, ...
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USB stick needs to be PXE bootable

I've created a bootable USB using Syslinux and Diskpart. The USB contains Windows-based software. Unfortunately for me, I now need to be able to PXE boot other desktops using only the USB stick. ...
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No longer able to mount bootable partition of SD card in OS X

Background Info Hardware Using a permanent SD card in MacBook's SD card slot as an external drive. Output of diskutil list /dev/disk2: /dev/disk2 #: TYPE NAME ...
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How can I determine if an ISO can be booted using BIOS/CSM?

Since I'm a student, I downloaded Windows Server 2008 R2 from Microsoft DreamSpark to test the Windows builds of some servers I programmed in C++. While I know that the ISO has an EFI bootloader, how ...
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Install Windows 10 with UEFI from USB

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on a Lenovo U410 having recently replaced the 32GB mSATA Cache with a larger SSD to be used as a primary system drive. I've created USB install media with Rufus using ...
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Installing OS via USB “Reboot and select proper boot device”

When I attempt to boot the newly built computer from a USB in order to install windows 10, I get the error "Reboot and select proper boot device." I think that somehow my settings in the UEFI are not ...
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Did i destroy my windows 10 [duplicate]

Ubuntu, as always, is very risky to set up. I believe I selected the option "erase disk" on the USB. It never mentioned Windows, like it did the first time I installed it, earlier tonight. I thought ...
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Make bootable flash drive that runs in any OS

Is there a way to make a bootable disk that runs on Mac and other operating systems? I found out that bootable drives not created in Mac will not be able to boot on a Mac. There is a special way of ...
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Pendrive storage not found in Windows

I had formatted my SanDisk Cruzer Blade pendrive and made it bootable using Win32DiskImager. It showed me something like 6 MB free of 34 MB. I formatted the bootable pendrive again. But this time ...
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How do I create a Windows 10 bootable USB from Kali Linux [duplicate]

I deleted my recovery partition on accident when I was installing Kali. I've tried a method that was posted to this site, but I believe it only works for Windows 7. Any help would be greatly ...
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Is there a version of Windows OS that will allow a bootable disc beyond 2 TB capacity?

I have a shiny new 5TB WD Black and was hoping to use it as the OS System disc and for a fair number of audio production programs, Workstations, samplers, synthesizers and such. Moving from a 2TB. The ...
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Can't find a familiar boot menu

I have a Dell PowerEdge 800 that got reworked as a normal desktop, running Windows 7. I am trying to re-set it as a home server running NAS4Free, but I can't make it boot up from CD or USB. The only ...
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Hyper-V VM won't boot from Cd, error: “unsigned image's hash is not allowed”

I went to install a Debian instance on Windows Hyper-V client in Windows 10. However, when I attempted to start the VM, it would not boot from the cd. Eventually the Hyper-V BIOS gave me a failure to ...
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Where on a bootable Windows PE USB drive should I put custom executables?

I have made a bootable flash drive with Windows PE edition corresponding to Windows 7. Now I want to add an executable file to the flash drive so that I can run it manually inside the PE environment. ...
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Bootable + system backup hard drive

I installed windows 10 from an external hard drive. Just now I also saved the system image backup on the same drive. Is there any problem with this ? Can I still boot and do stuffs like repair on ...
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Loading Disk image to Ram for boot purposes

I am aware that several versions of linux are capable of being loaded fully into ram for running the os directly as a ram disk. I am trying to determine the feasibility of doing this with windows ...
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Unable to boot Windows 10 installer from an original usb thumb drive

I'm unable to boot Windows 10 installer from an original usb thumb drive (from Windows 10 Home FPP package we just bought) on our machine. On one hand, our machine is a bit old already: ...
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Error loading operating system [closed]

I am having a problem installing windows 8.1 on Hp elitebook from Bootable USB.. It says: "Error Loading Operating System", it does not give any other error code/number. While I used this same Usb to ...
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How to remove Ubuntu in favor of Windows 10

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop and it is the only OS that I have in it. My goal is to get rid of Ubuntu and substitute it with Windows 10. Here are my questions: Is it possible to download ...
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Kaspersky Rescue disk missing operating system

I am trying to disinfect a computer by booting from Kaspersky Rescue disk and running a full system scan. I followed instructions on this page to create a bootable USB Kaspersky rescue disk. Yet, when ...
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How to make a windows xp bootable? [closed]

I need to install windows xp from an USB flash drive but it's has been really difficult to find a software that make the flash drive bootable. I've tried a coulpe of them, feew I've tested today: ...
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Can't boot from USB or CD/DVD drive

I burned DBAN onto a DVD, and later copied it to a flash drive. BIOS boot order is set correctly--CD/DVD first, then USB, then HDD. The computer still only boots from the hard disk. I have Windows 7. ...
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How can I copy files from my internal drive to an external USB 3.0 drive if Windows doesn't boot up?

I'm trying to figure out a way to boot from a USB flash drive to move files from my internal drive to a USB 3.0 external drive. In the past, I've used "Mini Windows XP" to do this with USB 2.0 ...
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Kali Linux(Live Version): Linux resets after restarting Live version?

A few hours ago I mounted a legitimate Kali Linux (x64) on a USB 3.0 32GB drive. When I boot a PC from a USB device and select the Kali Linux USB drive, I select the 'Live (amd64)' option. I ...
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How do I install windows from Linux Mint?

Recently I installed linux mint 17.1 in my Samsung laptop. But now I am unable to boot Windows and whenever I put live usb at startup it goes straight to the grub bootloader and doesn't show anything ...
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Need Assistance With Networking Issues

Recently I bought a old computer for temporary use and it was used so there was no hard drive at all, so I made a bootable Kali Linux on an USB and used it on there for a while and I could connect to ...
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Getting “premature end of file /syslinux/vmlinuz0” during Fedora 22 installation

I am trying to install Fedora 22 64 bit using an USB. I have created the bootable USB stick using Fedora live USB creator. When I start the boot, I get this error. error: premature end of file ...
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Backing up recovery partition into ISO and then burn it into bootable USB

I have an HP laptop and I would like to back up the recovery partitions. There are three reserved partitions, SYSTEM, HP_RECOVERY, and HP_TOOLS. There is an option in Windows to create a recovery ...
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Creating multi-boot ISO image from separate ISO files?

I'm, trying to create mutli-boot ISO file which I'd burn to USB or CD later on. I need just an ISO file created out of multiple ISO files I have. Pretty much all software for this purpose I found ...
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Fedora Live Usb won't boot

I have written the fedora 22 32-bit iso to a 32gb usb thumb drive with the dd command in ubuntu 15.04. The terminal stated the write was successful. I have verified my iso isnt corrupt with the ...
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How to make a clone of a bootable USB?

I have a bootable USB for OSX El Capitan that I got from a friend. I need to make a copy of that on my USB. How do I clone that or make it into an ISO and clone the ISO into my USB in Mac?
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Is it possible to split a bootable image between 2 or more USBs?

Out of interest: For example, if I had a Windows 8 bootable iso image which was 8GB (for some reason) could I split it to still be bootable on more than one USB/Drive? Could you have 2 USBs of 4GB ...
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Asus x205ta cannot boot from USB

My Asus x205ta does not boot from USB. I have disabled secure boot and it still does not show me the bootable USB as an option in the boot menu.
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Put personal files/folders on Windows 10 USB boot media

I made a Windows 10 USB boot/install media using the Windows 10 media creation tool. There are still 10 GB free on the USB and my question is - can I put personal files/folder on the USB without it ...
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Is 4GB of space enough for Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive?

I am wanting to create a bootable USB flash drive, not one to install Windows from. On my desktop, Windows once installed takes up 10GB+ of space. But on many websites it says 4GB is sufficient for a ...
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Cannot get my bootable media to boot on my laptop

My laptop: Acer Aspire Switch 10E My processor: Intel Atom Z3735F (64 bit processor) Came pre-installed with 32 bit windows 8.1 now upgraded to windows 10 I believe this laptop has a 32 bit UEFI ...
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How would I make a bootable USB, that runs a cmd-like environment, and all its commands?

My aim: To create standalone bootable USB drive, that can run CMD, or run something that can execute all standard Windows Commands. What I know so far: That I can use Rufus to make a bootable ...
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Creating a dual partition external HD Windows 8: 1 partition bootable, the other for storage?

I'm a total rookie and I'm trying to re-format an external drive so that I can have a small partition that is bootable, and the other partition to keep files. Don't quite know where to begin.
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How to convert a bootable usb to a bootable microSD card

I just got a recovery flash drive for my tablet containing its OEM version of Windows 8.1. There is only one problem... The power input is located too close to the 1 and only usb port. The system ...
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Can we install WinUSB in Kali linux

I want to create Bootable USB flash drive for Windows 7. I am trying to do this on Kali Linux. The default program "unetbootin" in kali does not support for Windows. The another one which i found was ...
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Ransomware attack [duplicate]

My desktop has been hijacked by ransomware. They won't let me reach the login screen. Even tried safe mode, but I can't get past the virus. I have a bootable linux mint USB, can I boot it on the PC ...