.iso to USB Thumb Drive?

djnes

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Is it possible to somehow burn an .iso file to a thumb drive? I'm drawing a blank on this, but I have a bootable .iso image of ERD Commander, and I'd love to run it from my CruzerMini, much the same way BartPE can be made to run from a USB drive. If I just copy the files over, I won't get the boot files.
 

evelmunkey

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Keep in mind I have never done this, but researched it once because I wanted to boot DSL linux from a usb drive.

First problem is making the USB drive bootable.

I had a different program, but I have heard this works on a lot of drives.
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/support/files/serveroptions/us/download/23839.html

Then your mobo needs to support booting from USB device.

Then you need to extract files from ISO to put on drive....I think this correct. Maybe others can add/fill in details.
 

444

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IIRC the bootable cd is just a cd with the image of a bootable floppy on it. So take that image and use what's mentioned above.
 

RangerXML

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just decompress it using 7zip to a the device you wish to boot from and presto, just make sure the mobo supports booting from USB.
 

eeyrjmr

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just decompress it using 7zip to a the device you wish to boot from and presto, just make sure the mobo supports booting from USB.


close... you need to mark the partition on the stick as "bootable"
 
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