.iso to USB Thumb Drive?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by djnes, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. djnes

    djnes Pick your own.....you deserve it.

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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.
     
  2. evelmunkey

    evelmunkey n00bie

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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.
     
  3. 444

    444 Limp Gawd

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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.
     
  4. RangerXML

    RangerXML [H]ardness Supreme

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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.
     
  5. eeyrjmr

    eeyrjmr [H]ardness Supreme

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