Questions tagged [bootable-media]

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

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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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Windows 10 All-in-one setup media - added images not shown during setup

I'm trying to create an all-in-one setup media for Windows 10, without using a pre-built tool. All the editions I'm planning to put in this media are based on x64. As a base I use an install.wim file ...
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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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Why When I Boot From USB Flash The Refresh Rate/Resolution is so high?

I Have an old pc like from 2010 which I recently wanted to install new operating systems on it using a USB Flash. My monitor supports 1920x1080 resolution and 60hz, and when the pc (or any source) ...
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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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Centos7 Legacy (not-UEFI) boot both DVD and USB isolinux.cfg syntax

I have a bootable ISO which installs Centos 7. Sometimes I burn this ISO on DVD and sometimes on USB. isolinux.cfg has the following content - LABEL Boot From Local Drive (installed by DVD) ...
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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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Unable boot ACER Aspire 4739

I have problem that my laptop is in a boot loop. When I want to re-install Windows using USB, the screen appear like this. Can anyone help to know why this happen and how to fix it?
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Laptop bios does not detect bootable USB - Tried everything

The USB works on other computers, it also is detected by the OS of the laptop, but not on BIOS. I have: Made another bootable in GPT partition, both GPT and MBR don't work . Disabled Safe Boot Tried ...
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Hang with “SYSLINUX 6.04 EDD 6.04-perl Copyright (C) 1994-2015 H. Peter Anvin et al” while boot from bootable usb

With coreboot BIOS SeaBIOS payload trying to boot to bootable USB but facing hang with message "SYSLINUX 6.04 EDD 6.04-perl Copyright (C) 1994-2015 H. Peter Anvin et al". normal boot works ...
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Windows 10 installation cannot go to next phase

I'm trying to install windows 10 on MSI gf63, but refuses to install with dialog box dialog Box I have 2 storage device 1TB HDD and 512GB SSD both complete blank HDD & SSD Also im confused while ...
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Can't install linux from the USB stick on fresh PC

Got a new fresh laptop Acer Swift 3 (SF314-41) without OS installed (in the boot manager I got only UEFI_SHELL). Tried to install Ubuntu, but ended up with this. Then, I have tried to install another ...
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System doesn't boot from cd and flash

My system recognize both of Flash and CD in the boot but can't setup os from them, my system and flash are UEFI but i can't boot and setup os (windows, linux) from CD or Fladh, why?
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How can I allow externally-booted operating systems to access the internal storage drive on my Lenovo Legion 7i?

I'm trying to install Kubuntu Linux on my Lenovo Legion 7i (15IMH05) laptop. I configured my computer's system menu settings to the correct configuration (disabling Secure Boot and ensuring the system ...
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Flashing cursor when trying to boot from Windows 10 Bootable USB - many attempts to fix failed

I've tried many different forums where questions have been asked about this and answered, but I can't seem to find something that works for me. Recently I wiped and repartitioned my SSD (partition ...
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Clone external hard drive to laptop and then to ssd [duplicate]

I am trying to copy/clone a hard drive to my laptop and then burn it to a ssd. Is this possible? The end goal is to have the external hard drive cloned to ssd.
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Accidentally deleted all boot options on my laptop. What next?

I accidentally deleted every boot entry on my laptop. I cannot boot from USB. It doesn't boot anything useful by default. There are no options for selecting what to boot or boot priority. I think I ...
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Create bootable windows 10 USB from chrome OS

So my PC crashed a couple days ago and I need to run a clean install of windows 10 from a bootable USB. The only other computer I have to work with is a Chrome OS, and I can't seem to find clear ...
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Booting Windows 10 from USB and weird partition issues

So some quick background. I have an HP Spectre x360 that is just over a year old and until now, has been working fine. Two nights ago, I used the computer and everything was fine. I went to sleep, and ...
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My android x86 wont boot from hard disk

I feel weird. My pc is really old. Those the specs: -Windows XP sp3 -2GB Ram -Intel Pentium 4 -80GB HDD I have complete install androidx86 on my HDD, but when i want to reboot, it says system disk ...
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How can I install a bootable Windows 10 to an external drive?

This should be simple, but I have been at it for over 12 hours and am no further forward. The SSD on my laptop just died. It contains my Windows 10 partitions. I have: a 10 year old laptop, also with ...
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Can't find USB entry in Boot Order list in BIOS

I'm trying to dual boot windows and linux. I have two seperate disks. One is 96GB SSD and the other is 1TB HDD. Idea is to install windows OS in ssd (incl. the efi partition) and install linux in a ...
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Rufus rendered USB inoperable?

I just used Rufus 3.13.1730(Portable) to make a Windows 10 bootable USB for my secondary machine. I unfortunately didn't realize I had selected the wrong format (I think UEFI is the acronym?). When ...
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How can I make an EXT4 ISO either from a bootable drive or from ISO9660?

I really need to be able to do at least one of two things: Convert an ISO file which is in the ISO9660 format to an ISO that uses the EXT4 format. Transform a bootable drive which is in EXT4 into an ...
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How booting from usb device works?

After being able to make my flash drive and external hard drive (connected through USB) bootable (for windows installation) and thus changing the device boot order to the USB, I came to the conclusion ...
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Flash drive shrinks to 4 mb after creating bootable usb with Rufus or Etcher

I have a 16 GB Flash drive. When I try to flash a Manjaro image into it using Rufus or Etcher, after 100% completion the drive shrinks to about 4 mb in size and only the efi directory is copied inside ...
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Thinkpad will not boot from USB flash drive

I have a Thinkpad E580 and I'm trying to reinstall Windows 10 on it; I got the ISO file from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO I created a Windows 10 startup disk ...
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How can I fix a boot loop caused by a damaged Avast installation?

I'm stuck in a boot loop. Can't even get into safe mode. More on the situation here and here. This happened when I reinstalled Avast. I want to now uninstall Avast. This is how I'm thinking of doing ...
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Why does Hiren's BootCD not shut down?

Whenever I click "shut down" the screen goes black but the computer never turns off. The fan speed increases and it stays in that state inevitably. I have to then force shut it down by long ...
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Removed windows 10 compleetly but still seeing blue screen on startup

I have installed Ubuntu18 from USB on my HP Probook where it was Windows 10 installed on it. I choose the option Erase Disk and Install Ubuntu while installing. Now on startup, I am still seeing the ...
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Can we Install Tails & Linux on same pen drive?

i got 32GB pen drive which i wanna use for Linux & tails by partitioning,can i make partitions in it and run both from same pen drive,I'm using windows 8.1.
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Make Windows 10 bootable USB in Kubuntu 20.04

I have been trying to make bootable USB drive to install windows 10 but nothing works. Applications I have used till now: unetbootin - It give error while booting "automatic boot selection in ...
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Bootable usb not working in legacy mode

I am installing windows 8.1 on my laptop . The problem is when I run in legacy mode my bootable usb not load . I mean a screen appears like command prompt . (With a blinker like this ) _ I stuck ...
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How to access more than 4gb from a bootable ChromeOS USB image?

I've created a bootable Neverware Chromium OS image on a 64gb usb stick. I expected to see the full 64gb available from the ChromeOS file explorer, but it only shows 2gb free. I suspect this has ...
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How to use partition as bootable media on Windows 7?

I use Kali Linux on VMware and sometimes it is not good for work. My USB has problems and I can't use USB as bootable media.I wanna use partition as bootable media. Is it possible and how to do it on ...
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Read Only error when booting Virtualbox VM from SD card

I have Lubuntu installed on an SD card I can boot from. Sometimes it'd better if I can boot from it into a VM. I have Virtualbox for this. Host OS is MacOS. I checked that the SD was at /dev/disk2 and ...
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Screen turns black and returns to boot menu when booting from a USB flash drive

I was setting up a bootable USB flash drive of Kali Linux, but I ran into an issue where the screen would turn black and return to the boot menu. Here is a video I recorded of it: (https://www.youtube....
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Booting Windows on centOS

Obviously just plugging a bootable Windows 10 USB drive on it doesn't cause centOS to open that drive and show me the Windows 10 install GUI like it would on another OS. However, I'm done with centOS ...
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HDD won't let windows boot

First my system: MB Gigabyte ax370m gaming 3 Ram 2x g.skill aegis 8gb Cpu ryzen 5 1600 Psu corsair cx 600 Gpu msi gtx 960 2gb 1ssd ocz trion 256gb 1HDD seagate 1TB The problem: After a restart i made ...
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Windows 10 not booting from usb for fresh install

I have a dell Inspiron 3542 with 8gb memory I have installed windows 10 up to build 1909 many times from bootable USB using Rufus on my laptop but one day I stopped my laptop while installing windows ...
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Can I boot Windows 10 from a recovery USB?

I am preparing to wipe out Windows 10 from an Asus laptop and install Linux Mint. I don't expect to need to start up Windows again on this computer, but I would like to have the option, e.g. for any ...
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Computer will not boot from bootable flashdrive

my computer will not boot windows from my bootable flash drive. I have used rufus, as well as the windows media creator. i keep getting the issue in the attached picture. computer screen ...
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Create Windows installation media in a disk partition of internal second hard drive. (like bootable usb with rufus)

I have windows 10 installed in a SSD and my laptop has another internal HDD. I frequently mess up windows trying new thing. So, i always need a Windows installation media available (created a bootable ...
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Fix Windows 10 Automatic repair not working

So two days ago my Lenovo laptop instead of booting Windows 10 just showed a black screen. I shut it down and rebooted into Ubuntu. I tried to run ntfsfix on my Windows partition, it didn't find any ...
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how to install docker using preseed in ubuntu 20.04

I want to install docker.io using the preseed file in ubuntu20.04 to archive this goal, I was doing below steps, download ubuntu 20.04 lts iso image mount it into a folder using mount -o loop ubuntu....

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