Questions tagged [bootable-media]

For questions about bootable devices such as Flash Drives, CD/DVD or Hard Disks.

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HP Elitebook 2740p showing black screen with text "non-system disk or disk error"

I am trying to repair my old Hp Elitebook 2740p tablet laptop. I don't have much experience with HP laptops, only Dell. The Laptop was running fine for several months, but suddenly started giving a ...
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From VirtualBox VM (.vdi file) to a USB bootable ISO image

I have set up a virtual machine with Xubuntu Linux in VirtualBox. The disk is 4.5 GB a .vdi file. How can I make an IMG or ISO file from this, such that I can then write it into a bootable USB flash ...
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Cannot boot windows from usb, but linux works

I seek for technical understanding. I was able to solve my issue using a DVD, but would like to understand it. I have an old laptop here (Medion Akoya E7212, to be precise). I tried getting Windows 10 ...
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No bootable device, hard drive missing

Acer E15 laptop Win10 Sequence of events Blue screen of death power off/reboot No Bootable Device BIOS HDD shows 'None' boot with windows recovery usb Tried all windows recovery options, none ...
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Install Windows 10 on iMac7,1

I got an old iMac7,1 with complete erased HDD. I wanted to install Windows 10 on it, but have problems. When I created a bootable Windows 10 USB Stick (worked on an other laptop without a problem) and ...
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Hiren Boot USB Method - Fix HDC Not working

I have been trying to install a Hard drive from dead PC (T3400) to a new PC (HP Z620). Faced with so many roadblock but in the final step right now. After entering "M" command in Fix_HDC ...
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create windows 10 install usb on ubuntu

I have an ubuntu 20.04 installation and am trying to multiboot windows next to it. I've created an usb drive (8gb) and downloaded the windows 10 iso. Formatting the usb flash drive with "exfat&...
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How safe is it to install chrome OS flex in a usb without affecting your main system?

So I have windows 7 (Ik, I have ancient PC), I have installed Kali Linux through a bootable USB before. I installed chrome OS using their official site and following the instructions but my whole PC ...
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ArchCraft/Manjaro won't boot from USB

I am running a Lenovo X1 Carbon. I used Rufus to write a USB(16GB Storage "CruzerBlade"). I open the Lenovo Boot menu where I select to boot from my USB, but it doesn't work and goes back to ...
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Installation of new OS blocked on laptop

I own this laptop, which I got from a friend, who got it from some corporation who didn't want it back after quite a while ... point is: I can't ask anybody who might know what is going on with this ...
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I want to save my settings to blackarch bootable usb

I want to save my settings to blackarch bootable usb. No matter how many settings I set up, as soon as I reboot, the network, x11 keylayout, and other settings I wrote to the usb are initialized. How ...
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My PC gets a blue screen when booting Windows installation Wizard through a bootable USB

I finished building my first ever PC build about 5 days ago now and since then, I've not been able to boot a Windows bootable USB to install Windows 10 without getting a blue screen in a matter of ...
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Bootable USB Flash Drive Detection Issue on the BIOS

Nowadays, I am trying to update my desktop computer, which uses Windows 10 Pro 32-bit version, to Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (By the way, the desktop is eligible for such an operation.). For that goal, I'...
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How to generate a bootable from live system

Hello dear superuser members I have a MIPS machine running on a remote host, its a barebones system with sh as main shell. The system has little to no space and is presumed as a custom IOT device. ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 stuck on white screen, while Windows 10 completely boots

MacBook Pro (early 2011) has a white screen problem. I booted it with Windows 10 USB installer and formatted the HDD completely. It works fine (I haven't installed any driver yet), but it stuck at ...
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System won't boot from USB (x86)

I have a Lanner FW-7551 I'm trying to install OPNSense, but it won't boot from my USB. https://i.imgur.com/hrEOcPz.png I was able to get into the bios and it recognize the USB. https://i.imgur.com/...
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Is there a way to have multiple "bootable images" on a USB stick and choose between them?

Since my little double-sided USB key (micro and USB-A) has 16GB (it's also got some tiny Android files), I was wondering how to manage multiple instances.
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How to Fix USB Read Only after installing Manjaro

To make this clear, this is not an issue with any internal disk. I installed Manjaro onto a USB stick to try and use it as a bootable drive. I finished with that and tried to format the drive back ...
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Bootable external NVME gets hotter and shuts down my laptop unexpectedly , BSOD appears

I am using Microsoft Surface Pro 5, its internal SSD is encrypted by BitLocker and I don't have its security key so it is permanently locked. To overcome this issue I am using external bootable intel ...
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Is it possible to boot from ext4 drive on Mac?

I have a MacBook Air with an Intel chip, and I have as 64GB USB in ext4 format that runs Ubuntu 64-bit. Is there any way to boot from the ext4-formatted external USB other that reformatting to FAT and ...
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Clarification on using Rufus to create a bootable live FreeDOS USB drive

I am attempting to use Rufus to make a USB flash drive bootable. However, try as I might, my system refuses to boot from it, although it once did (see below). I have made sure legacy boot mode is ...
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Add Sergei Strelec's WinPE to existing Usb boot UEFI for W10 setup

It is possible to have on the same Usb UEFI,Windows 10 setup and other bootable like Sergei Strelec's WinPE? thanks
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Windows 10 System Image(for backup)

Actually I have been wanting to create a full system image as backup for my Windows 10 PC as it has started giving troubles to me. And I want full system image as backup as I don't want to reinstall ...
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How to transfer HP system recovery from a DVD to an USB?

I have a laptop with a broken win7 installation (came preinstalled), and I deleted the recovery partition (I backed it up beforehand, but it seems that repartitioning and pasting the files back isn't ...
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Can modern PC's boot installation disc from internal SATA Blu Ray/DVD drive through sata-to-usb enclosure?

Does booting operating system installation discs from Blu ray sata drive through SATA-to-USB enclosure work?
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Can't choose which HDD to boot from. Old drive not showing up in msconfig boot tab

I have attached an image that shows my system information, my disk management, and my msconfig boot tab. This is very weird to me: previous versions of Windows allowed me to enter a menu at startup ...
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Convert EXE to a bootable ISO image

I have an exe file which i want to convert into ISO as a bootable image.. (like an OS which may run on a VM) Is this possible by any means? btw, i have: Windows 7 SP1 in x86 laptop
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How to partition new Windows 10 install without losing space to non-contiguous volumes

Every time I've installed Windows 10 via bootable USB I end up with a volume on the left side of my C: drive which I am able to delete, however, it remains as unallocated space which can't be merged ...
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How do you determine which EFI System Partition the system booted from in Linux?

If a system has multiple disks with EFI System Partitions is it possible to determine which EFI System Partition was used to boot the system in Linux once the system is booted if they both boot the ...
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old toshiba laptop wont boot any OS i install

I upgraded an old Toshiba laptop and installing a new SSD, replaced the RAM from 4GB to 8GB, and tried installing a new OS. However, I encountered a problem, I can't boot any OS I throw-in at the ...
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What is this error? - multiple source directories have been specified and merged into the root of the filesystem genisoimage is not tar

I've tried a script to create a custom ISO, however get this error message: Using KS000.CFG;1 for /ks.cfg (ks.cfg) genisoimage: Error: './ks.cfg' and '/tmp/4711/isoworkdir//isolinux/./ks.cfg' have ...
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Creating a LiveUSB or LiveCD of a current RHEL 7 Install

I have a RHEL 7 system installed and running (with specific software installed). I need to convert this install into a bootable USB or CD image. I do not need a LiveCD or LiveUSB to run the basic ...
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Is it possible for me to create a Windows bootable USB flash drive using Linux running on a Raspberry Pi?

I was going to install Linux Mint on my laptop, was of the idea that it would work for what I need my laptop for. Only it didn't as i'm not very smart when it comes to Linux in the first place. I was ...
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Laptop display doesn't come on after motherboard change

I changed my Lenovo motherboard to a Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR EYG21 NM-B781 AMD RYZEN 3 2200u FRU 5B20R41622. I also installed Crucial 16GB DDR4 SODIMM 2666MHz 260-pin memory and a new battery L17C4PB0 ...
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Unable to install operating system on a new workstation build

I have recently completed a new workstation build. The motherboard is a supermicro M12SWA-TF that I purchased with a pre-installed AMD Threadripper Pro 3975WX processor. The computer powers on fine. ...
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Windows 10 ntfs usb-stick doesn't boot

I'm trying to create bootable Windows 10 USB-stick using Ubuntu. I unpacked Windows 10 ISO with archive manager, then copied all unpacked files to usb stick that has one ntfs partition. I had to use ...
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Hard disk detected for Linux installation but fail to boot: OS or hardware issue?

I have a SGI server (SGI C4002 Server, 2016) where I can install Linux. The problem is that at boot, the BIOS claim that there is no boot media, even when the hard disk is there. I used three ...
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How do you make a USB drive that is bootable for most PCs?

I apologize for the title. I had no idea how to put my situation into a single legitimate question for the title. I will gladly change it if someone can give me a good suggestion. My goal: I want my ...
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Stuck with MacbookPro when booting a bootable USB containing MACOS Installation image

I've got a MacBook Pro (2012 or 2013 model) with no Mac partition, I've tried to install Mac using recovery mode but It always downloads 'MacOS Lion Mountain' which is outdated so my mac keeps ...
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Reset corrupted NVRAM on Samsung NP530U3C

Problem: NVRAM is corrupted and that throws ACPI error which prevents any modern Windows or Windows PE from booting with BSOD. It seems that it is right as described HERE + ACPI BSOD error. What I ...
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Boot from usb attached to usb hub

Is it possible to boot into a Linux live installation media from a usb stick attached to a usb hub? Will it work if the usb hub is connected to a usb 2.0 port The pc I am using only has 1 working usb ...
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How to identify my cloned C drive in Dell boot options?

I have a Dell Precision Tower 3620 running Windows 10 and I installed a new 512Gb internal SSD (size exactly matches my C-drive). The new drive mapped to H because I have some other external drives ...
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Installing Windows 7 on laptot with only USB 3 ports (standard solution does not work)

I am trying to install Windows 7 Pro on a 2015 Alienware 13" computer that previously had Windows 8.1. The standard procedure to do it with only USB 3 ports is to include USB 3 drivers in the ...
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Is there any benefit of keeping the default boot drive of Windows 10 as C:?

I am using below query to find that the default drive in Windows 10 is C:, is there any benefit of keeping it as it is. Also how to change the default boot drive so that it is reflected in the result ...
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How can I boot an OS, which only comes in floppy disk images, on a computer with only an SD card slot?

Particularly I'm talking about the FSD Amoeba OS. It comes as a set of 3 1/2" floppy disk images, but as today's systems don't feature floppy drives any more (in my case, I only have an SD card ...
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Windows 10 black screen during the installation

I have a HP Probook 6570b laptop running Ubuntu and I am trying to install Windows 10 on it now. I have downloaded the ISO from Microsoft's website and created a bootable usb flashdrive to install it. ...
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How do I make a bootable USB flash drive from a floppy disk image, and still make use of the full 32 GB?

When I format the flash drive with a image of MS-DOS and Windows 1.01, which is 1.44 MB, in Rufus 2.18 portable, the USB drive shows as 1.44 MB to match the floppy disk image. I am planning to add ...
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How do I make an external hard drive bootable same as a USB flash drive?

When I try and run Ubuntu’s Startup Disk Creator or Rufus it installs all the ISO and related stuff but when I go to boot option it dosen”t show at all. I have tried setting the boot to legacy, hybrid ...
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Write an image file to just one partition of usb flash drive

I want to burn an image to a USB flash drive that I have partitioned. All the imaging programs I have tried format the entire drive, erasing the partition. I have also tried to resize the partition ...
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Computer can not see any bootable USB devices

I have a computer, where Windows got corrupted. At this point there are two SSD's in it that are both formatted. So no more Windows. I would like to install Windows on it, but I can't get it to boot ...
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