Ubuntu Installation :: Create A Usb Bootable Copy Of Windows ?
Jul 21, 2010
Ive installed and have up and perfect a copy of ubuntu, thing is i need windows for recording and xna, i want to make a installer from usb as i havent one cd or dvd i can use for installing and all the quick fixes seem to be either in linux to make a linux usb installer, in windows to make a linux usb installer, or windows to make a windows installer, but i cant seem to find one for linux to make a windows installer, as in i would like a linux program to create a bootable usb of windows of a iso i already have.
I am using Ubuntu 11.04 on my sisters computer which I am borrowing until my laptop gets fixed by Dell *sigh*
The only catch was that I had to remove the virus thats been plaguing this computer any means necessary my plan was to delete the windows 7 partition and put Ubuntu in its place temporarily.
My sister didn't have the Windows 7 DVD that was given to her *sigh again* but she did still have the key labeled on the side of the machine. So my plan than included to download that .iso of Windows 7, and then use setup.exe.
I lose my W7 DVD a couple of times and im tired of making DVDs when i can just create a Bootable USB but the only thing wrong is that i know of ...you can only create Ubuntu USB in Ubuntu.... In Windows you can create a Windows USB with progrmas and UBuntu as well... SO since windows can make multiple USB bootable... Does Ubuntu have a Program that will allow me to Create a Bootable Windows 7 USB?
How can i copy my G4L bootable CD into a partition, so thar i can boot from it, and not use the CD anymore?The idea is based in the fact that i am so lazy ... that opening/closing the CD is getting on my nerves
If I dd copy a bootable usb drive to an iso will the iso be bootable?
I haven't tried it yet, but i'm going to. Heres the situation and tell me if I'm crazy.
I have several bootable CDs I use at work to do different things, so I went ahead and made a multi-boot usb stick with the isos on them and everything is golden. When i need something else, I am able to slap the ISO on the usb stick, edit the menu.lst and I'm good to go.
The problem is, for some of our equipment I have a bootable USB stick that I have to use. I tried copying the files on the bootable USB to my multi-boot usb and setup grub to boot it (which admittedly I'm no expert at), but have had no luck.
So now I'm thinking, I'll use dd to copy the bootable USB stick to an iso (using bs=2048) and then do my normal setup with an ISO and maybe it will work.
I have a WinXP ISO file and was wondering which is the most noob friendly way to creating a bootable USB with it to re-install XP onto my netbook via Ubuntu 11.04.I haven't found any tutorials out there explaining anything on the lines of this.
I'm having a problem creating an USB bootable pendrive, with Debian Jessie stable. I've downloaded the ISO from the site (I have tried with two versions, netinst and gnome). I tried to create the bootable pendrive with the command dd.
I've successfully created bootable DVDs for several distros over the years. First, I downloaded F13 x86-64 the day of the release, checked the sha256sum against the CHECKSUM file (it passed), and burned a DVD. I see 5 folders and 10 files on it, as expected.I restart, and my PC (AMD Phenom 9600 quad, Gigabyte S Series GA MA69G-S3H motherboard) does not boot from the DVD, but from the hard drive.So I get into the bios, check to make sure that the boot order is correct (it is) and try again. No joy.
Next, I assume I screwed up, had a bad burn, down load and burn again, checking everything. Still won't boot from DVD. Try getting the ISO from torrents, (checking sha256sum all the while), burn my 3rd DVD (using Brasero this time) and - same problem.Now I assume I have a hardware problem, and for grins, put in the F12 ISO DVD. It boots from there just fine.So I don't have a hardware problem, and I seem to have 3 good burns, but it's not recognized as a bootable DVD.
I tried searching the Internet, but could not find a decent tutorial explaining how to create a bootable Ubuntu Linux (10.04) USB installation that could be run not only on a PC but also on Macs and MacBook Pros. In addition, I tried refit, but ended with "Missing operating system" error.Here is basically the layout of my bootable under PC Ubuntu USB drive (using MBR):Partition 1 (ext3, bootable) - Ubuntu Linux 32 bit, contains also grub2 bootloader.Partition 2 (ext3) - Ubuntu Linux 64 bit.Partition 3 (fat32) - contains data.What would be the best way to enable this drive to boot under Mac OS X? And if refit has to be used, could I simply have one more partition on the USB drive containing it?
I am trying to install Ubuntu Netbook 10.04 on my eee pc. I have a macbook pro with built in SD card reader and a 4 gig sd card. I followed the instructions on the ubuntu netbook download page to create the bootable usb media and it appeared to work, but was not bootable for either the eee pc or the macbook.
I also posted under the apple section of the forums here: [URL]... I also tried using VirtualBox to create a virtual machine that I could install ubuntu directly onto the SD card, but VirtualBox can't work with the built in SD card reader apparently.
And it won't boot, so I checked the drive with gparted on my desktop, and get some errors about invalid block sizes and corrupt partitions. When I try fdisk, it lists an EFI partition as I would expect, and then another partition with the right size, but its listed as type empty. I also get some invalid size errors there. This happens with an older iso I have successfully used in the past. When I run fdisk on the ISO file, I get the same errors as the USB drive. Here's the output [code]
I think my issue is with the message about 2048 vs 512 byte block sizes. I tried setting up partitions on my drive and just copying data to them from the iso. This makes the BIOS recognize the USB disk and it tries to run the bootloader, but fails since the symlinks are messed up copying that way. I've tried a few different boxes (all running sid) and I get the same results on all of them.
This is the first time that I try to install Fedora 11 to my Cd-driver-less notebook. I try to boot from my USB stick it did not work. For me, only feasible solution is to boot from HDD.
However, how do I create bootable HDD from Fedora 11 live CD? I have already downloaded and burnt Fedora-11-i686-Live.iso to a CD. Since I cannot boot from my CD, I need to boot from the HDD. But how?
Also some additional info: I have already formatted my notebook's HDD by hooking it to my PC. So I can only access my notebook's HDD from my PC (winXP installed) As far as I can guess, I need to partition and format my notebook's HDD based on fedora's requirements. (I do not know how?) And copy some boot and installation files to these partitioned disks. (don't know neither)
I downloaded fedora14 iso and burned it straight to a cd but on reboot, it booted from my hd. My bios is set to boot from cd first.Next I extracted the iso to a subdirectory and burned that to a cd, creating a boot disk using the img file in the [BOOT] directory. When I rebooted, I got a cursor in the top left corner of the screen and nothing else
So since i deleted a necessary package my redhat system crashed. Now, when i had initially installed redhat using a friends disk I copied all the files from the CD-ROM on my external hard drive (of course after installing through the CD)
Now I need to re-install linux and I have no idea how to actually use those files to create an actual automatic bootable installation CD?
All of my PCs are set up to either run Ubuntu directly, or are dual boot Ubuntu and some variant of Windows. One of the things I like about this is that in the rare instances that I get a virus I can simply boot into Ubuntu and run ClamAV to remove the virus from there.
I have a friend who recently picked up a nasty virus and we are having a hard time getting his machine to boot at all without all sort of strange behaviors. Under that scenario I can't trust Wubi to work correctly. Soo....
Is it possible for me to create a bootable CD, DVD or USB drive from my machine? I'd like to use my machine because I can update the virus definitions before I create the image and then use that to clean his machine.
I've downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 and used the Windows tool to create a bootable USB drive on a Corsair 4Gb USB stick. On my desktop system I run Windows 7. However, after setting up my ASUSTeK Computer INC. M4A785TD-V EVO (AM3) board to boot exclusively from USB (removed the HDD as an option), my PC still boots directly to Windows 7.
I'm a newbie to Linux and FC10. I recently installed FC10 on my laptop which has the following config:
AMD64, 1gb DDR2 RAM, 60 GB HDD, DVD Drive and ATI Chipset.
The problem is FC10 locks up randomly and I have seen a couple of threads on this. I want to uninstall FC10. However I'm unable to uninstall / remove the partition. When I try to boot up my laptop using a Windows CD (planning to remove the linux partitions from the WINdows setup) I only see a blank screen, the DVD keeps on spinning but nothing happens. I have tested the windows xp cd on other machines and works fine.
I am trying to create a bootable USB stick in Windows to install Debian on my laptop. I have looked at the guide on the [URL] website, but it seems to assume you already have access to a Linux machine with the use of zcat and other extractors. Is there anyway to create a bootable Debian USB stick in Windows? By the way, I'm trying to simply get the USB stick to become bootable and then install the OS through the internet on my laptop. My laptop does not have an optical drive, so I have to do it this way.
I recently bought an host to have a personal website and would like to create a bash script to create make a mirror copy of it and then add it to crontab to run once a week. Essentially what I want to do is to get the website by using wget -m ftp://firstname.lastname@example.org/mydir
Once this is done I'd like to have everything in an archive called mysite.date.tar.7z I've no experience at all of bash scripting but I guess this should be an easy task? How to make the user and password not visible ? Is there any other option better than wget? (maybe rsync it works better?)
I've read all the documentation on installing Debian via CD, USB, or HD.I need to install Debian on a embedded system using only compact flash.This is similar to a HD installation, but I don't have any version of Linux installed to format.Is there someway of creating a bootable CF image from a Windows system?
I have two HDDs in computer, one with ntfs and windows on it and second with btrfs. I want to get data on that btrfs disk. I boot with bootable USB stick with ubuntu on it but I found out that I cannot copy anzthing. I dont have permissions. How to change that. I am logged in as nobody here in USB stick, and files are probably locked as mz previous username when I create them.