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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 MS-...
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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 ...
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'Check cable connection exiting intel pxe rom' error while switching on my laptop

When I switch on my laptop (Lenovo G500) it displays: Check cable connection Exiting Intel PXE ROM error. I have tried to change the boot order, but I couldn't see hard disk option in ...
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Backup files of a bootable flash drive for future use

I want to have a couple of bootable flash drives (such as Windows Recovery Drives) without having multiple physical drives. I thought I'd just copy the files, and later - create a bootable drive using ...
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Booting Windows 10 with bootia32.efi on a 64-bit UEFI System

I have downloaded Windows 10 AIO disk but it has only the bootia32.efiwhich can be booted only 32-bit Systems & not on 64-bit. I have browsed around the internet and found some suggestions that ...
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Where to find an official copy of Microsoft Windows 7 installer? [duplicate]

I could not get a copy from Digital River the official distribution partner of Windows 7, as it seems to have stopped distributing windows 7. Is there an alternative? - I have a product key but my ...
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how to make sure windows installation media is not corrupted?

When making a Windows thumb drive installation media, how do know you there are no corrupted files? Is there a check sum or something?
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Boot from mass storage in GRUB2 error

So I want to install a new system using liveUSB. However the .iso file is avout 5.5GB big and the only thing that can handle such capacity is my SD Card (16 GB, pendrives are only 4 GB). I've made the ...
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How can I boot a bootable windows 7 installer usb

I have a bootable usb windows 7 installer. It is working in another computer with windows 7. I want to boot it from a computer with zorin OS but I can't. I can see it from my bios menu and I can set ...
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Lenovo core i3 20236, is not detecting bootable usb for windows 7

I am trying to install windows 7 through bootable usb, but my Lenovo laptop core I3 20236 is not detecting USB in start. Currently windows 8 is installed in this laptop. I am not able to find boot ...
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Rufus killed USB card reader

This was really odd, I haven't found anything like this on the web. I tried to create a bootable microSD card with PNY microSD USB card reader using Rufus 2.2. It was set to check the device for bad ...
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G5 iMac not recognizing lubuntu bootable flash drive

I am trying to replace the operating system on an old G5 iMac with lubuntu. I downloaded the lubuntu ISO file and converted it to an img with hdiutil, then used the dd command to move the img onto a ...
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How to make an AIO MSDaRT usb/disk

I know there's an AIO windows installation disks, but is it possible making an AIO MSDaRT disc/usb? I wanna have a bootable MSDaRT disk to chose from Vista, Win7, or Win8
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Transferring Hard Drive to New Laptop - No Bootable Device

My old laptop is unable to charge now, so I got a new laptop. I want to put the old hard drive, which was running Windows 7, into my new laptop which is sold with Windows 8. I tried just inserting the ...
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USB HDD replace by “ubuntu” in boot order

After installing Ubuntu, it seems that USB HDD has been removed from the boot configuration entries. In the GRUB Boot Menu, I only see: ubuntu Windows Boot Manager SATA HDD: SATA CD: USB CD: USB ...
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UEFI bootable Pendrive of Kali Linux

I have recently downloaded Kali linux 64 bit ISO Version 1.1.0a from this link. I am using Rufus to make a bootable pendrive for UEFI system type(using gpt partition scheme). Unfortunately an error ...
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What files are needed for a bootable DOS floppy disk?

I just made a bootable DOS floppy disk in Windows Vista, but the files are taking too much space. I need more space to store a flash utility program and a ROM file. What files can I safely remove and ...
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How to create bootable CentOS7 USB drive with FakeRAID drivers?

I have a few older servers that only have one available USB port, and no CD-ROM drives. I have successfully created a bootable thumb drive using dd to copy the CentOS-7-DVD isos to thumb drives, but I ...
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Why can I boot from external HDD?

I have OpenSUSE live iso downloaded. I have a 16GB USB stick & a 1TB external HDD. I wrote the ISO to the USB stick and the external HDD using Win32DiskImager. When I restart my computer, I can ...
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Formatting boot hard drive for Windows Vista from Windows 7

My 1TB hard drive is failing. I'm guessing that some of the Windows Vista are on bad sectors as the PC is not booting. (Hangs when reading files for Safe Mode). I bought a 2TB hard drive. I want ...
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Difference between a live cd/usb and bootable cd/usb

What is the difference between a live cd/usb and bootable cd/usb? Most of the times when I have a live cd (in general of Linux distributions), I have the option of installing from it as well.
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Adding persistence to multiboot USB made with YUMI

I recently made a multiboot USB with YUMI. I've only put the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Kali on it so I can use the stick on systems that run either a 32 bit or 64 bit OS. I actually have a macbook ...
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YUMI multiboot usb path issue

I was create multiboot usb with YUMI software. My bootable usb dir; /bootwin7 /bootwin8 /multiboot in bootwin7 folder; /boot /efi /sources /bootmgr /bootmgr.efi in menu.lst; #start Win7SP1 ...
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Create Bootable USB drive with “Press Any Key To Boot” Message

I'm trying to make a usb bootable trough command line. I can do it but there is a problem. I will boot automatically without any prompt! I need to see "Press Any Key To Boot..." first and decide to ...
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How do I run ccleaner when using Hirens Boot CD?

I just tried running it and it was analyzing the Hiren CD, how do I analyze my main drive while using Hirens boot cd?
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PC will boot into Windows 7 when there is a bootable DVD inserted, but not without it

A HP Compaq 6000 Pro Small Form Factor PC produces the following error when booting up: Non-system disk or disk error. replace and strike any key when ready. There is no CD-ROM/DVD or USB ...
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Chroot into Arch Bootable USB

I have a bootable USB drive with Arch Linux recently installed on it (Linux kernel 3.19.2). I want to plug it in to my computer and chroot into it (or possibly run it inside a container, using systemd-...
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Am I able to run programs on a PC from a live USB flash drive?

I about to make a live Ubuntu USB flash drive to play games off of, but my USB flash drive only has about 2 gigabytes of storage. Would I be able to run games installed on my Windows 8 on my PC, ...
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How to make bootable pendrive for Windows 10 Technical Preview from Ubuntu?

I want to install Windows 10 Technical Preview x64 in my computer, I have downloaded the .iso file. Now I need to make the USB stick bootable but I am using Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit so how can I make ...
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Bootable Partition from External HDD

I'm trying to partition and load a .iso file on to the external hdd to be able to boot it, but also still keep files on the main partition. Is this possible with a Toshiba Canvio Basics 3 drive? I've ...
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Run Linux dist from bootable USB on Surface Pro 2

I'm having issues booting from USB on my Surface Pro 2 with win 8.1 and UEFI. Tried creating bootable USB using LinuxLive and a Linux dist. Also tried creating bootable USB with Easy2Boot, and adding ...
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Unable to boot from a bootable CD in Windows 7

I have a Dell media disk which i have placed in my laptop for a clean install. Under the Bios settings I have set the boot priority 1st priority to CD/DVD in the BIOS settings and pressed F10 to save....
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Can't boot a 64bit Windows USB from a tablet originally installed with 32-bit OS

I have an Acer Iconia W4-820 Tablet which has an Intel Atom Z3740 64-bit CPU, but the Windows version installed on it is 32-bit. I'm trying to install 64 bit Windows on it by making a bootable USB ...
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Can't make bootable USB to install Windows 7

I cannot for the life of me successfully create a bootable USB drive with the windows 7 installation files on it. I've done it many times before, and never failed so often. Everytime I boot, it just ...
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How to make Windows Bootable-Installable from existing Installed Windows

Does anyone have idea about making Windows 8.1 Bootable-Installable from existing Installed Windows. I need this because many of the times, I need to reinstall the windows as my system is faulty and ...
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How can I make an image of my Vaio/Windows 8bootable USB recovery disk?

I have created a USB recovery disk for my Vaio running Windows 8, using the Vaio Care tool (so it's got all its drivers and bloatware etc included). I'd like to be able to reclaim the USB stick and ...
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USB created from using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download tool cannot boot

I try to install windows 7 using a bootable usb. I use the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool and run it without any problem. Then I reboot my computer and set the first bootable device to "USB HDD" and ...