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 the USB stick and does not work. I tried Ask Fedora approach using:
1) Formatting USB drive to FAT32 and using:
su -c 'dd if=/home/kristjan/Prejemi/win.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=400M'
This takes 30min to complete and nothing files are copied to the drive but it does not boot. When I mount it after it's now showing as FAT but as UDF.
2) Formatting USB Drive to NTFS and using:
su -c 'dd if=/home/kristjan/Prejemi/win.iso of=/dev/sdc bs=8M'
This takes 30min same as above.
3) I tried using GParted approach shown here:
SuperUser: Windows USB from Fedora This one wants to boot but does not. I reboot, press ENTER>F12 To get to boot selection menu I select the USB drive and it does not skip back to boot selection screen like above solutions do but it just stays on a black screen with a blinking _ cursor.
4) I tried setting the boot flag from GParted and using DD but does not work either.
Why is this so hard on Linux systems. I mean on Windows/Machintosh I can create a bootable USB stick in 10min. On Linux it takes 30min to copy the ISO contents and then nothing works : (