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Running Linux from flash drive in Windoze


SparkyJack

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Well thats the theory.

Having downloaded and installed Universal USB installer,and running the CD burn software - both the recommended ImggBurn and my preferred CD Burner XP pro will only direct me to the CD/DVD burner not USB flash drive How then do I get the creator to find the drive?

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scotty

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scotty

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I give up. Copy the following into the address bar of your browser

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

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lotvic

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What is all this mention of 'Imgburn' and 'CD Burner XP pro' for? I thought you were using the program 'Universal USB Installer.exe'

Universal USB Installer is a free download stand-alone application that runs on Windows systems. Did you look at the links in my previous post, they have screenshots of how it works?

Universal USB Installer.exe is a stand-alone application that automates the process of downloading, formatting, and installing a Linux OS .iso to a USB drive

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SparkyJack

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Thank you lotvic I indeed an using Universal USB Installer now- and have successfully obtained a Flash Drive and a DVD image.

Have yet to get them to work however.

This is I suspect more to do with my ancient kit which only allows Boot from CD as alternative boot option - I understand that USB is part of the MoBo firmware these days

Where as I believe in my case USB is only available through the operating system Is that right?

So now I have passed then onto a chum with more modern kit to see what happens.

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lotvic

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I think that you are right. You would have to look in the BIOS setup for what you have got to choose from.

Not all 'oldie' motherboards support usb booting. It will tell you in the BIOS if you can enable USB booting and show it in the bit where you choose boot order.

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