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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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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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booting windows 8 from external hard drive

How I can create bootable external hard drive? or:How To Create A USB Bootable Installer Drive For Windows 8 (some websites said that you must format your HDD with FAT32 but as you know 1TB cannot ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 to install windows and replace failed hard disk on a netbook running linux? [closed]

I have an Acer aspire one d270 netbook(No CD drive). My uncle installed Linux on it. He's no more. I dont know anything about linux. And now the hard disk (Seagate ST320LT012) also failed. Im gonna ...
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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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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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'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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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 do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive?

What's the best way of placing a bootable ISO on a USB drive, such that the drive is bootable? ISOs such as a live Linux preview disk, Windows installation ISO, etc.
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Pen drive size reduced

I made my 8gb pen drive bootable to install Fedora.But after that when i plugged it back to my windows pc, its showing only 514 kb. What happened to the remaining size? I tried formatting the pen ...
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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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Is it possible to send a Windows 8 System Repair Disc over the Internet?

My friend's Laptop crashed and now I need to send a Windows 8 System repair to him over the internet since there is no other Windows 8 machine there. Is this possible? Specially since Windows 8 ...
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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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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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How to make bootable pendrive for Windows 10 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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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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Reusing a USB Boot Drive - Format back to factory state?

I am trying to reuse a USB boot drive (Mac) for regular file storage on Windows ... when Windows detects it, it won't let me reformat to anything greater than a 40 MB or so - and this is an 8 GB ...
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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 drive. Both keyboard and mouse are USB ...
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How to tell which physical disks have bootable MBR?

The computer I am using right now has 6 physical disks attached. Using the BIOS's "select boot device" functionality I have discovered that I can boot off 3 of these disks into the exact same ...
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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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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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How do I get my Windows CD from Lenovo extra hard drive partition?

Back in 2007 when I purchased my Lenovo T61 Thinkpad I was told by the support representative that my cd was actually a partition on my hard drive and that if I wanted the cd, I'd have to burn a cd ...
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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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dd to create bootable linux usb, resulting filesystem unrecognozed?

I tried to create a bootable usb of kali linux using "dd if=kali.iso of=dev/sdb bs=512k" as per http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-live-usb-install but the resulting filesystem is ...
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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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How to create a bootable USB from a bootable ISO with the command line on Linux?

I have a CD that's created from an ISO file which I use to install a custom version of Ubuntu via plop linux. The cd works fine but I'd like to use a bootable USB drive instead. I used the command dd ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 save settings on bootable USB drive?

I have a bootable USB drive w/Ubuntu 10.04. I use it to learn Ubuntu and to diagnose, repair, or recover other people's computers and files. The problem comes when I constantly have to keep ...