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diskpart multiple primary partition keys

I am trying to set up partitions on my USB drive, 1x as a boot partition, 1x as operating system data, 1x as shared with windows files. I am trying to assign the shared with windows partiton a drive ...
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Missing USB Boot Option

Recently I purchased a PC with the configuration, Processor: Intel Core I5 Motherboard: ASUS P8B75MLE 8 GB RAM etc. And I installed Windows 7 through bootable DVD. Up to this point every thing ...
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what is the difference between the usb booting mechanism and optical disk booting mechanism?

Many distributions of linux/bsd have separate usb and dvd images and writing the dvd image doesn't seem to work. What is fundamentally different between these two mechanisms?
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How can I make Windows XP bootable from a flash drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Windows XP to USB Hard Drive and Run from It Can I run Windows XP from a USB flash drive? I know how to make a bootable flash drive, but when I attempted to ...
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Test usb booting capabilities with qemu under linux

I am running Ubuntu Oneiric and just installed quemu to test if my usb device is bootable, because for some reasons, on my laptop the usb boots but on my desktop pc it shows Boot Erro So, does ...
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USB boot and newer BIOS and firmware

Is it safe to say that most newer (x64 2010+) desktop BIOS from major manufacturers can be configured for USB boot? I'd like to be able to boot from USB for GParted 10, Windows 7 pro, and Ghost 2003+ ...
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Configure bootloader for usb bootable Linux?

I've installed CentOS 5.5 64-bit on an external WD 500GB HDD. I went through the installation setup, and formatted the external HDD normally. (100M /boot, 250GB /, 248GB /tmp , 2.8GB swap). I also ...