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Booting livecd from external USB not working (no power?)

I have a usb hard drive with ubuntu 12.10 partition on it, but I can't seem to actually boot into the livecd. I can get to the grub menu, and I select "Try without installing", but then the screen ...
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creating UEFI USB Boot stick using rufus option gives errors

I am trying to install windows 7 from a USB UEFI stick that I tried to create in vain. I read other posts on creating UEFI USB Boot sticks and found Rufus the most convenient option . However , Rufus ...
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USB devices are only recognized if connected at boot (Win 8.1 x64)

I have a Clevo P170HM laptop running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 edition with Media Center. I have observed peculiar behavior in the form of USB devices usually not being recognized unless they are plugged in ...
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2answers
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Make a bootable usb drive a regular storage drive again in Windows?

I made a bootable linux drive using Win32 Disk Imager. The image I wrote on the usb drive was about 4-5 GB. When I stuck the drive in to re-use it as storage, the only part of the drive that is left ...
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Windows To Go boot error 0xC00000E9 on USB 3.0 ports

I found a post (Windows to go usb 3.0 booting problems) which may be the answer but I wanted to throw this out there because the scenario described is not exactly the same and the error code is not ...
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OS won't boot from laptop - “Media test failure, check cable”

I have a 64 bit Lenovo Z570 laptop with an Intel i5 processor. Until recently, I've been solely running linux mint on it without problems (the laptop shipped with windows 7). Yesterday I decided to do ...
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How do I make a bootable DOS USB without format?

I had previously made my USB DOS bootable (I think I used the MS DOS version that came with Windows XP) Later on I converted in to a Puppy Linux Live USB The DOS files are still there on the drive, ...
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58 views

How do I install Windows XP on a computer without cd drive? [duplicate]

I need to install Windows XP on a computer without a CD drive I have the following in mind Please suggest on whether it is feasible or not, or if it cannot work for some reason, what else I can try ...
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How do I install windows 7 on samsung NP530U3B with HDD HTS545050a7e380?

I have a problem: I am trying to install windows 7 on this pc (SAMSUNG NP530U3B) and with the hard disk (HTS545050a7e380). Like in this problem: How to install Windows7 on Hitachi HTS545050a7e380 ...
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windows 7 samsung NP530U3B

I have the same problem of you. Same computer model (SAMSUNG NP530U3B) and same hard disk (HTS545050a7e380) I put the windows 7 on the USB pen drive, with the windows program to do that. I did change ...
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58 views

How to make a ISO FILE out of a folder containing Windows Setup Files [duplicate]

I copied the Windows 8 CD to my HDD. I want to convert that folder to an ISO and use that to create a bootable USB. Please tell me how CAN I MAKE ISO IMAGE out of that folder containing files
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25 views

How to make a bootable USB out of the folder in which the data of windows 8 setup is there?

I copied windows 8 CD to my HDD and now, i want to convert that folder to an iso please tell e how to do that. so that i could burn the iso to my usb and make my usb bootable How to make a bootable ...
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1answer
94 views

Kernel panic while installing Centos 6.5 from USB stick and USB cd rom

I tried to install CentosOS 6.5 using CentOS-6.5-x86_64-LiveCD as a source. I made bootable USB using YUMI (later LinuxLive USB creator) and booted but got the following error: i915 0000:00:02.0: ...
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3answers
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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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1answer
34 views

Strange hard disc install behavior with Linux

I have booted Linux mint cinnamon 64bit from usb stick - no problems very stable and works very well on my machine. I then installed to the hard disk a 1TB SATA disk suitably partitioned and ...
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2answers
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computer wont boot from dvd or usb

i have a computer with an aopen ax4sg-max mainboard. i used the run xp but now I want it to be dual boot with linux mint 13. I burned the dvd and rebooted my computer. But then, nothing happens! I ...
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What are the prerequisites for a USB device so an OS can be booted from it?

I've been reading a bit about it, and although things are more clear to me now, I'm still in the dark about some details. What determines (apart from having a newer BIOS, the one that enables you to ...
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How can I use diskpart to create win8 install media containing wim files larger than 4gb?

This site describes the manual procedure for preparing a usb drive to function as a bootable install medium for win8 using diskpart. Additionally here are discussed numerous strategies for dealing ...
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1answer
41 views

How to rename item on OS X bootable USB drive

I've created a USB drive that boots a OS X Mavericks or an OS X Mountain Lion installer. It works fine, but I'm not happy with the labels. If I hold option while a Mac is booting, it shows two boot ...
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233 views

Fedora: Create windows 8.1 bootable USB

I tried everything and nothing works I have 2 brand new USB keys 3 more packaged. I have 3 valid Windows 8.1 ISO files and yet no approach works. I tried Unetbootin takes forever to copy 4.3GB to ...
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57 views

Multiboot USB solution with ISOs [duplicate]

There are several solutions out there, but I do not know of one that works the way I want. I want to make a multi-boot USB drive where I simply place my ISOs on it and chainload into them. I don't ...
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usb flash no longer bootable?

Hi I have a sandisk 16gb titanium cruzer, a bit dated but its worked like a charm for years. I partitioned it years ago to get rid of the U3 stuff as it just annoyed me and I have for a long time used ...
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23 views

Multiboot USB using two different software

I have a 64GB USB drive and I would like to know if there is a program that would combine the programs called xboot and WinNTSetupFromUSB on the same flash drive? I would have a flash drive I could ...
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1answer
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Run programs from windows installation disk on usb

Is it possible to install a windows 7 iso to a usb with the linux program WinUsb , and put a program like a game or something also on that USB? Ok, I know that is possible, so I guess what I am ...
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1answer
92 views

Making a bootable USB for Windows

I can't make a bootable USB for a Windows distribution (XP, 7 8) with a iso image from Linux terminal. I tries with dd but it worked only for Linux distributions. I also tried to make the flash drive ...
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1answer
159 views

Boot ISO from HDD from UEFI?

I have a Windows 8 To Go Entreprise HDD, which boots both on BIOS and UEFI systems (I'm wondering how that's done, because I need that too). Now, I see the HDD I use for that windows is an MBR HDD, ...
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1answer
172 views

Writing debian iso to usb stick from windows results in 440kb filesystem with 1 file

I am trying to create a bootable usb drive from Windows 8 in order to install Debian on my laptop. I've looked up a lot of guides online, and they basically boil down to two categories: Write the ...
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37 views

Why booting Linux works only on specific computer with specific USB drive?

I have 3 USB flash discs Transcend (worked on all computers except HP Desktop and OLD ASUS desktop) Sony 8GB (worked on all computers except HP Desktop) Kingston 8GB (worked on all computers except ...
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1answer
178 views

How can I boot a Surface Pro original with Win 8.1 from a USB device?

I made the bootable USB Ubuntu, disabled secure boot, shut down, started up holding down the up volume and don't get any option to boot from USB. What have I missed?
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1answer
55 views

Change Unetbootin menu

I'm not sure if this should be here or on Stackexchange. let me know if this is the wrong site. I'm developing an OS and for now I'm using unetbootin to load it from a USB. I only have one option on ...
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1answer
96 views

bootable win xp sp3 usb drive from files on HD

On hard disk I have setup files for win xp xp3. Files are copied from setup CD, but now CD/DVD device is off. I need to create a bootable usb drive from this files, and tried various programs like ...
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How can I create a CD or USB key that fully restores a Linux install? (a la the CDs that come with Windows boxen)

Whenever I assemble and configure a Linux PC for someone, I always run into the problem of what happens if they want to restore their system back to the way it was when they got it. Either they ...
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1answer
37 views

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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How to boot from USB in Windows 8?

I'm trying to install Ubuntu along with Windows 8. I have copied the Ubuntu 64bit ISO in a USB Pendrive [aka USB Flash Drive] and now I'm trying to boot from there. In the BIOS, I select First Boot ...
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269 views

Multiple Operating Systems or ISO's Bootloader for a USB Stick?

I have no idea how to do this. I have 7 iso's that I want to be able to easily boot from using a USB Stick and they are: Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Hirens BootCD ...
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1answer
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My BIOS is gone

After GRUB replaced my MultiBoot Menu and I couldn't change my Boot Device, I got sick of it and opened nautilus and deleted the /boot folder, and I thought doing that would make it go and let me open ...
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38 views

How do I boot Windows XP install from removable CD drive?

I know the drill for installing linux via USB, and normally I can install Windows via sata CD drive. I thought this would be no different, but for some reason, my bios is showing my 3 hard drives ...
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147 views

Booting Ubuntu, using USB “SYSLINUX” error

I am trying to boot into Ubuntu through a USB key. when i try to do so, my laptop (HP Pavilion G6) displays: SYSLINUX 4.07 EDD 2013-07-25 Copyright (C) 1994-2013 H. Peter Anvin et al I have used ...
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1answer
90 views

Why will my Seagate drive only boot off its USB 3.0 interface and not its Thunderbolt interface?

Jump to the bottom to see a refinement to this question. I have a Seagate Backup Plus for Mac 3-Terabyte drive. I use it with both OSX 10.9.1 Time Machine hourly and Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) ...
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Macbook Late 2007 (A1181 - 3.1) doesn't boot from usb [duplicate]

My CD/DVD drive is dead and I want to install bootcamp using USB dongle. Using bootcamp everything seems to be right until I restart the computer to install Windows. The screen flash between two icons ...
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1answer
2k views

USB making tool for Windows detects flash drive as fixed, need to be seen as removable

I downloaded the Windows 8.1 ISO file but my laptop doesn't have an optical drive. The only choice is to install it from USB. I found a Windows 7 USB making tool (the some works for Windows 8 as I ...
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1answer
47 views

How does a boot USB treat a deleted file?

I created a Linux LiveUSB from xubuntu. I boot into it, and understand that it’s running in RAM. My question is, let’s say I created a folder on the Xubuntu desktop (not the C: drive or an external ...
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0answers
63 views

How do you create a persistent Ubuntu USB on a Mac that will boot to a Mac or PC

Hello I have actually successfully created a Ubuntu USB using unetbootin, however it is not persistent and will not boot on a mac. If anyone has any suggestions for a different application for ...
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1answer
49 views

computer does not boot from bootable USB

Hello I have made a bootable USB drive(containing Ubuntu 12) using YUMI in Windows. Then I tried to boot from the USB using F12 key and properly identify the pen drive and enter. After few seconds of ...
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how to boot multiple iso's from usb [duplicate]

I want to boot multiple ISO images from an external drive what is the best way to do this? The reason for this is Windows restoration discs. I want to create an .ISO file of each of the recovery ...
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1answer
4k views

How to boot from USB on ASUS X551CA?

This laptop - Asus X551CA, does not have any optical drive, and I am trying to boot it from USB, so I could install an OS to it, because its newly bought and has no OS in it. My USB is perfectly ...
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WinPE 5 - How can I change the USB/CDROM drive letter?

If i boot up my custom WinPE 5 x64 image from an USB stick the following drive letters are assigned: C: ==> USB Stick X: ==> RAM Disk This seems to be a problem for our SCCM 2012 staging process ...
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2answers
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Installing Windows XP (SP3) from USB stick on a Netbook with only FreeDOS

Recently I bought an Asus X201E-KX179D netbook and it has no Windows installed on it, only the BIOS. No DVD Drive, no OS installed. When I start my netbook, I get three options: Load FreeDOS with ...
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1answer
1k views

Adding a boot partition to my external hard drive

I'm working in Windows 7 and trying to create a bootable Windows 7 partition. I'm working with a computer with no optical drive and the only USB device I have is a 2TB external HDD with a bunch of ...
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1answer
350 views

Bios Password Reset or Force USB Boot? [duplicate]

I i have Fujitsu AH550 laptop, i put a password on the bios and i forget the password and since i have a broken cd drive and currently no alternative, i can't use usb boot at all. I searched for a ...