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Is it possible to create bootable USB from “any” bootable ISO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? I know its possible for Windows or most other OS. But I am talking about general purpose utility software. I have an ...
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Bootable USB Windows 7 installation not working

I am trying to create a bootable USB drive to install Windows 7 from USB drive but it is not working. I've set USB as primary boot device but nothing happens. The steps I followed to make it bootable ...
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Is it possible to to create a live linux iso containing a win xp virtual machine?

I would like to have a Linux live system that contains a Windows xp virtual machine. This would be run from a bootable USB flash drive. My attempts so far have been unsuccessful. I created a Lubuntu ...
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How can I create a bootable USB from ISO on Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? Is there a built in Windows 7 feature to "burn" an ISO to a USB-Stick USB-hard-drive? Or are there any advisable tools for ...
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Need help making a bootable portable USB hard drive. [Utility I need will only create bootable CDs or USB flash drives]

I've got a copy of Spotmau's Bootsuite 2012, which is an utterly fantastic tool. It has completely replaced Bart PE for me, and I relied on BPE for YEARS. Anyway, the issue I'm having is that the ...
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How can I check whether an ISO image is bootable?

Is there any software available to check whether an ISO Image is bootable, without writing it in to a DVD or running it on virtual machine?
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Is the ISO burning capability of Windows 7 bootable aware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create Bootable CD from ISO Can I burn bootable dvds with Windows 7's burner? If not, what should I use?
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Installing Windows 7 from USB on a Thinkpad T61

I am trying to install Windows 7 Professional from USB 3.0 flashdrive, on a Thinkpad T61. The problem is, Thinkpads BIOS will not detect the flash drive as bootable medium, and won't allow to boot ...
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Is it possible to build a bootable CD Extra (i.e. 1 audio track & 1 bootable data track)?

More precisely, I was wondering if the standards for "CD Extra" and the El-Torito extension to ISO9660 are compatible and allow to create an enhanced CD with one audio track (readable on a CD player) ...
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Maintaining Bootability of volumes in Mac OS X Lion

What makes a volume bootable in Mac OS X? I have backed up all the files on my bootable volume and I want to restore it back with bootability. All the files required for booting is present in my new ...
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How to create a bootable USB Windows OS using Mac OS X

I'm having a trouble here because of my PC got infected today and I've tried everything to get it back to normal, but the only option left for me now is to do a clean install. Now, what happen is ...
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Creating bootable USB drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? I'm wanting to install another OS on my network with no CD drive and wondering how to create a bootable ISO on a USB drive. ...
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Unable to Make Bootable USB Stick From ISO

I'm trying to use the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from the Microsoft Store to make my new 16 GB USB Flash drive bootable to install Windows. It worked the first time that I did this (for Windows ...
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Bootable OS + data on USB?

Can I make an bootable USB with a live OS while still keeping other data functional on my USB? I want to make an USB bootable Slax OS (Linux), but to be able to access other data while running the OS ...
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How to create boot cd from an already burned one?

I have copied a knopix cd from my friend. But unfortunately the cd was not a bootable one.I have already copied all of the contents and when I run from windows it works fine. How can I enable the ...
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How to Make Linux Partition Boootable?

I need a help, Ive ended up on my Linux machine without a bootable drive, I need to make one of my Drives bootable? Any Ideas
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Ubuntu ISO image burn to DVD not creating a Live/Bootable DVD

I have downloaded ubuntu-11.10-desktop-i386.iso[Ubuntu 11.10] and Fedora-16-i686-Live-Desktop.iso[Fedora-16] images for the respective sites. I wanted to create bootable installation dics for both ...
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Custom live Linux distro

How can I make a bootable CD / DVD / USB (read only) after setting my non-broadcasted SID and installing specific applications (Closed source FLASH if needed)? But still act like a Live CD (have all ...
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Is there a utility to create a multi-Windows bootable USB stick?

After reading this article on the SuperUser blog I set out to create a (primarily) Windows boot/install USB, with hopefully a few utilities on it as well (see my answer here for examples). I've ...
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Bootable repair tool for Windows, created on OSX/Linux

My friend has an unbootable Windows laptop, most likely a software issue, but in any case I need to run chkdsk and maybe some other diagnostic stuff or otherwise get access to the files. Safe mode ...
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Get ubuntu bootable on different machine

I have ubuntu studio installed on a hard drive that I just moved to a different computer. I can boot the other distributions I have on the drive, but not ubuntu studio. Whenever I try, it shows the ...
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How to access HD contents with Ubuntu Bootable USB

I've got a 16 GB USB with 4 GB persistent memory running 10.04.3 Ubuntu on my T60 Thinkpad. (The Thinkpad is running WinXP if it makes any difference) The problem I'm running into is that I can't see ...
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How to make a USB flash drive bootable like a CD made from an ISO

Apparently my installation of syslinux was incorrect and liveusb-creator installs it somewhat correctly. Now I am getting the error "chain.c32: not a COM32R image".How do I make a USB flash drive ...
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What folders are necessary in flashdrive?

I just bought a flash drive and I want to turn it into a boot drive. It came preinstalled with a bunch of folders and files though and I'm not sure if I can delete them or not. Here's the list -- ...
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Create a bootable CD that can can load USB drivers

I have an older laptop doesn't allow boot to USB. It has a CD drive instead of DVD player. How do I create a bootable CD that can then load USB so I can install Windows from my thumb drive?
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Creating Bootable CD from a Folder on Mac OS X

How do I create a bootable CD from a folder on Mac OS X. I have a set of OS files and I need to burn it on to a CD so that I can Install during boot.
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Multi Boot USB Stick [duplicate]

I have several Boot CD's/DVD's where I'm able to make a bootable USB-stick and put into it. But I can do this separately only. Is it possible to merge several bootable CD's/DVD's into a single ...
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Boot from Blu-Ray

I'm currently downloading Windows 8 Developer Preview with developer tools which is unfortunately too large for a normal DVD. Since I don't have oversized DVD's nor an USB stick with enogh capacity ...
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Is there a way to make a USB 3.0 flash drive bootable to Windows?

My flash drive recently broke and Kingston sent me a replacement which is USB 3.0. Tried making it bootable but it isn't recognized. Anyone know how to fix this? Im guessing you need to include the ...
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How to see if USB stick has MBR?

I have a USB stick supposed to be bootable, but the computer does not boot it. I suspect that there is no MBR (Master Boot Record). How do I test if this is so, preferably from command line in ...
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Copy bootable linux compact flash to SD card

I have a bootable Linux compact flash card and want to copy it to an SD card. What would be the easiest way to do this?
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Creating a Windows 7 bootable flash drive from a Windows XP machine? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 boot from downloaded .iso I have a Windows 7 CD that I copied the contents to my Flash drive, unfortunately it doesn't boot up. I tried looking up various ...
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Using an iPhone as a bootable USB drive?

How do I use my iPhone as a bootable USB drive? I tried this one but I cannot find my disk after putting LIST DISK. What should I do? I hope someone would be glad to help me sort out this problem ...
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How to make a bootable XP USB Disk with additional software?

I know how to make a USB disk bootable but I want to know that how can I add additional software's like Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Notepad++, etc. with the installation of Windows setup?
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nLite Windows XP Bootable USB Drive

I've found a number of tools for writing a Windows XP install to a bootable USB drive, but they all remove the customization from nLite. The target computer lacks a CD drive (it's technically an IO ...
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Create Multi-Bootable USB disk for installation Win Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

Hi I need install Windows Xp, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 from one USB flash stick. I google it and I found some tools such as WinSetupFromUSB but I would like have all type windows on one usb ...
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Boot from multiple USB drives

I want to setup a bootable USB drive for Windows7. As I read from tutorials everywhere, I need at least a 4GB drive to store the setup files. The problem is I don't have a single 4GB drive. I have two ...
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How can I create a bootable CD-ROM/USB Drive? (With NTFS + USB Drive support)

My motherboard got fried and I was forced to get a new hardware set (MB+CPU+RAM) so in most likelyhood I'll need to reinstall my Windows 7. I usually follow procedure and put the OS on the primary ...
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Partition Bootable Flash Drive

I created a bootable flash drive with Chromium OS installed on it. However, Chromium OS only needs about 4GB of space, and my flash drive is 8GB. I wanted to make the rest of the 4GB a FAT32 ...
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How to create bootable ISO image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Create Bootable CD from ISO I have a Windows XP ISO image, I extracted the ISO image and access the Windows setup manager wizard to configure an unattended setup answer ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3A laptop / notebook [closed]

(Question + answer since it took me 12 hours to find a solution) I had big trouble installing Windows 7 (Professional or Enterprise) on a Samsung NP900X3A, without using the recovery media DVD or ...
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Making a Linux live CD bootable from Compact Flash (CF)?

Making a live CD using tools such as livecd-creator seems like a good solution to create a bootable read-only image to install on Compact Flash. My goal is to prevent failure due to write cycle ...
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Software for system backup, with differential backups and bootable restorations

Reminder: I do understand that we have tens and perhaps over a hundred of questions associated with the backup and community faqs are being written for that but I am asking a different question. If ...
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How To Backup System To External Source And Then Use Boot From It?

I know Windows 7 has built-in backup facility and i also am familiar with 2BrightSparks' SyncBackSE utility. I have questions about backing up sensitive information to external source and booting ...
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Create boot media (CD-Rom or USB) to boot to a completely white screen

I am going to take my laptop for repair because of screen issues. When the screen is displaying a fair color, I see some light dots appear. Because of sensitive data, I am not including my harddrive. ...
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Install XP (non bootable CD) from within Windows 7

I'm in need of some help. I'm currently running on Windows 7 ultimate x64. I need to intstall a fresh copy of XP on my machine (dual boot) but I have a non bootable CD of XP. Is there any way to ...
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Is it possible to have a bootable Ubuntu partition that you can also access via a VM (ala Windows/Boot Camp/VMware or Parallels on Mac)?

I'm hoping to do something similar to the way you can install Windows on a Mac's 'Boot Camp' partition, but then you can also open that partition as a Virtual Machine using Parallels or VMware from ...
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Boot from USB stick, with old bios (no usb-boot option)?

Are there any ways to boot from USB stick on old PCs, whose BIOS doesn't have any USB-boot option? do you know of any workarounds ? ps: the BIOS is up-to-date.
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How to view computer hard disk contents when booting Ubuntu from USB?

I think my laptop's HD has crashed. When I turn it on, it makes a "click-click" sound before giving a "Operating system not found" black screen (whilst booting into Windows 7). So I have booted up the ...
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Bootable Low Level Format Tool

I am looking for a bootable low level format tool, specifically for an old maxtor HDD (ATA). I remember that long time ago I repaired a disk with such a tool, but now, googling i only find Windows ...