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how to make a correct bootable usb of a linux distro?

well I have been installing different distros of linux from by usb from time to time. And I always followed same method which until today stopped working for me. So I use to format my usb with ...
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Do you need to specify ISOs as being bootable?

Say you download an ISO you want to boot from. Are you guaranteed that it is bootable or must you know whether or not to specify additional settings in the disk burning software to make it bootable or ...
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An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data

I have the Windows 7 installation media on a USB drive. I get the error "An error occurred while attempting to read the boot configuration data" when I boot to it on an older computer. The drive ...
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How Do I Enable Developer Mode on Chromium OS Build Running from a USB Stick?

I've been interested in Chromebooks and Chrome OS for a while. Upon learning about the existence of openly available PC-compatible builds of the OS via ArnoldTheBat, I'd figure I'd get a first-hand ...
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Can't install OS with bootable USB — Reboot and select proper boot device

I built a new computer today. Closed the case, started the system and configured the BIOS: AHCI is selected. The boot order is USB > HDD. I don't have a DVD driver. Both keyboard and mouse are USB ...
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Can I add another OS to already created bootable dvd

I've created Ubuntu 12.10 bootable dvd. Since 12.10 is no more supported officially, I would like to install any other latest Ubuntu distributions. And I used DVD because the size was more than 700 ...
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Is it possible to create bootable linux on USB drive using windows command line?

we can create bootable windows 7 on usb drive(here) using windows command line, is it possible to create bootable linux using windows command line? ( i.e. not using any software) I've entered the ...
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can an install image be written to a hard disk?

is it possible to write a Linux install image(from ISO) to a hard disk and boot it from that? I would like to be able to boot the hard disk and install the O.S. from it rather than burning a CD.
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Is it mandatory to finalize dvd while creating bootable dvd?

Since recent versions of ubuntu (12.10,13....) exceeds 700 MB I'm forced to use DVD instead of CD. But the size of ubuntu 12.10 is just 750 MB. still 3.5 GB of DVD will be wasted. So I'm wondering ...
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Unable to mark pendrive as active

Unable to make my Usb-flash-drive Active.I have used the dos command but nothing fruitfull happend what should i do.I can not clean it though clean command using DOS.
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Creating a bootable disc from an ISO file

I am trying to create a bootable DVD disc from an ISO file I downloaded from this website: Ye Olde SteamOSe. My goal is to dual boot this OS on a desktop(32-bit) I have, but I haven't been able to ...
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Cloned new HDD, but get “No bootable device found” when installed

I purchased a 60 Gb 1.8" drive for my Dell X1 laptop. The old drive is working find, but I wanted more storage. I cloned the old drive using xxClone and compared drives. They seem to be the same. When ...
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Windows 8.1 installation from USB after deleting Windows Boot Manager in BIOS/UEFI

I removed Windows Boot Manager option from BIOS (UEFI) with EasyUEFI, after reboot I got an error message about broken BCD, need to be recovered, I tried to reinstall Windows 8.1.1 Pro X64 from USB ...
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Booting Windows from HDD when bios doesn't recognize it

I bought a new SDD for my laptop. It is SATA3, compatible with SATA2 but the BIOS doesn't recognize it. On the other hand, if I boot a Linux Live CD I can access the contents of the SDD. So I can be ...
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Preparing USB flash drive for openSuSe installation

As I have had some issues with my notebook harddrive I will replace it with an SSD. To do this I need an installation medium and I do not have a DVD drive so I would like to do that with a USB flash ...
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Cannot create ISO image of bootable CD-ROM: not Mode1

When I try to create an ISO image of a bootable CD-ROM with PlexTools Professional XL V3.16, then I get an error message: Warning: the selected source is not Mode1. Only Mode1 tracks can be used ...
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MS DVD/USB download tool where is located?

After install MS DVD/USB download tool, I cannot locat it in either Start, neither Program Files. The installer GUI and the MS webpages are not providing any information. I have Windows 7 x64.
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Create a bootable device manually, without ISO burn

I'm looking to create a bootable USB memory stick. However the USB stick has data that I can't afford to delete. If I were to burn an iso image on it the ordinary way, say with Ultraiso, the data will ...
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Does the host OS is lost while booting from a bootable USB?

I am running Windows 8.1 on my Sony Vaio laptop and want to run a Linux-based OS from a bootable USB. Can anyone tell me whether my Windows will be safe during and after the booting process or I'll ...
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Unable to Create Bootable USB from Windows Vista ISO

I have this old laptop hanging around and I have Dreamsparks from my university account. I decided to try Windows Vista on this old laptop which currently has XP installed. Currently I am unable to ...
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Windows Bootable USB with applications

Someone gave me a USB drive that is bootable into a Win 7 installation that also automatically installs antivirus and some other software. I can creat a bootable USB with an OS; I would like to know ...
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How to create a bootable Memtest86+ on USB flash drive?

Normally, this should not be a problem. But usually, it always is. The Memtest86+ website hosts a specially prepped EXE auto-installer file that will format your USB flash drive, copy Memtest86+ ...
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USB drive stop working after making bootable

After making my USB drive bootable using WinToFlash, it has stopped working. My laptop now cannot detect the USB.
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How to create bootable USB drive from DVD

I have a DVD with fedora 20 in it. My DVD drive doesn't work so I need to boot from an USB. I have copied the contents of the DVD into a USB drive and now how can I make this drive bootable?
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How to boot from USB with an Asus P8Z77M motherboard

I have an ASUS P8Z77M. I have managed to boot from USB but only several times, out of easily 100 times trying, it's very random. I don't know how I managed to boot from USB. It should be easy but ...
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I Get a Black Screen when Trying to Boot from a USB

A while ago, I had a virus corrupt my OS. I found a Windows 7 boot USB, and tried booting from it. The logo appears, and then I get a black screen, the cursor doesn't blink if that makes a difference. ...
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Does there exist a native UEFI disk/partition manager?

UEFI has the infrastructure to support complex applications at boot-time. One of the most urgent needs of the hour is a UEFI application for GPT disk management. A lot of partition management cannot ...
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Reformat Debian Bootable USB Drive back to Regular Storage

I created a Debian Netinstall Bootable USB drive using a SanDisk Cruzer Edge. The USB stick booted fine but now I cannot reformat it back. Diskpart reads it as 0B used and 0B free, Disk Management ...
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Enable to install Linux Ultimate Edition (Ubuntu)

After I deleted Linux partition from Windows 7, I wanted to install a new version Linux Ultimate Edition 3.8 which is based on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail. So I made a bootable usb, but when I boot ...
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Unable to access “Boot Menu”on windows XP and MSI motherboard

I have windows XP SP2 & MSI motherboard, but i am unable to know how i can access the Boot Menu on windows start. Currently when i start my windows, i do not have the option to access the Boot ...
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Portable hard drive broken media

My portable hard drive fall on the on floor hard yesterday and stopped working, the hard light is flashing blue but my PC can't see it, i tried it with many machines, but the same , it is not working, ...
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Bootable hard drive to install Windows XP?

What to write onto hard drive, so that it will be bootable and it will be possible to install operating system (like Windwos XP) from it onto itself? I have old notebook with broken CD-ROM and which ...
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Create Bootable .iso with Windows 7 [duplicate]

I had a .iso with the installation to Windows 7. I unzipped it and stored the files in a folder on my computer. I use these files, copied onto a USB, to install Windows on my devices. However, now I ...
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Samsung Laptop cannot read my bootable disc

I have a Samsung Series 5 laptop (NP530U4C). I want to format it and install Ubuntu 12 LTS. I can access the BIOS and set the hard disk priority but it does not detect my bootable disc on startup. How ...
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Run Windows from SATA to USB enclosure?

I have a SATA HDD with an integrated SSD that has Windows 8 installed, which I've put into a SATA to USB 3 enclosure. I'd like to run Windows from it, but it will not automatically boot from it after ...
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How to check if the pendrive controller is okay?

I've bought Mach Xtreme ES SLC 32GB (USB 3.0) pendrive, specifically for portable Ubuntu installation (a real one, as on HDD, not LiveUSB made by Unetbootin etc). The pendrive seems perfectly fine - ...
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After making bootable usb it is not recognized

I used some software (I forgot name...) to make bootable usb. In the middle of process it showed error and from than I cant use usb on only on this computer. I hear sound but nothing else is visible. ...
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Create USB Bootable windows sticked to backtrack

I have a Backtrack 5 R3 Bootable USB, and I would like to make it also Windows 7 bootable.. Then I can choose when my USB plugged on in a dual boot Backtrack or windows 7. Is it possible ? Then how ...
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Unable to boot OSX after upgrading to Mavericks, among other things

Last night I upgraded from Mountain Lion to Mavericks (mid 2009 macbook pro). Everything went smoothly during the upgrade, but it resulted in an extremely long and unstable boot process. If I was ...
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Recover Bootable USB disk data

I have a bootable USB disk. There is a program in the USB disk for controlling a micro-controller. Yesterday my friend did a big mistake. He connected the disk to his laptop, and after creating backup ...
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Boot from the CD/DVD

I'm having trouble to boot from a CD/DVD in my new computer with a Windows8 installed. I've changed the first boot device in BIOS with 'CD/DVD', but doesn't work. Every time I reboot, I don't see any ...
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How can I make a DVD bootable Windows 8? [duplicate]

I've bought a computer with Windows 8 pre-installed. I don't want Windows , so I intend to format and install Linux. But I don't have any Windows 8 CD/DVD that I'd like to keep . How can I make a ...
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Can I install Debian from only one DVD?

When I try to download Debian from the main site, I find 4 DVDs images of 4 GB. Is it possible to install Debian from only 1 DVD image?
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Make a bootable USB drive that can install both Windows XP and Ubuntu

I have ISO images for both Ubuntu and Windows XP. I want to host both of them on a USB drive so that I can install either without needing installation CDs (I don't have a CD drive). How can I do that? ...
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I want to copy the boot files from bootable ISO to another non bootable ISO

I have two ISO files (Windows 98SE), the first file is bootable ISO, and the second is non bootable ISO. -- What I want is (My question) -- Copy the boot files from first iso that is bootable ISO, ...
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How do I reset a bootable USB so that it no longer is bootable?

I made a bootable USB stick (Fedora) to install on a system. I'd like to reuse the stick, so I want to remove all traces of the functioning system; in particular I'm not sure how to reset the MBR ...
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Create a Linux (Knoppix) bootable USB (with multiple partitions) with Linux or Mac OS X

I want to create a Knoppix bootable USB flash drive. I've found instructions about how to do this, but I would like to do it fulfilling the following conditions: The USB I am planning to use has 8 ...
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Is there a bootable program to find out detailed hardware info? [closed]

I am wondering if there is a bootable program which can be run from a USB stick to get detailed hardware info of my PC?
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“Select driver to be installed” issue while installing Windows 7 from USB [duplicate]

The start of this question is copied from here. And stems from the first comment underneath. Just now while installing Windows 7 from a bootable USB which wasn't successfully because of some ...
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Which usb drive the system boots from in case multiple bootable usb drives are plugged in?

Just now while installing Windows 7 from a bootable USB which wasn't successfully because of some bizarre Select driver to be installed. issue, before the setup had even started, after which I thought ...