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bootable USB pendrive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Gavbam, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Gavbam

    Gavbam Bit Poster

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    Guys i have a query, i am using HP's utility to boot from a pendrive (Media centre with no floppy) i have loaded the image on to the pen but sometimes it hit and miss when booting from it, the pendrive is 2GB and is only a week old i have checked it out and its fine what i am after is any other good programs that makes it possible to boot from a pendrive.
    cheers for your time in this

    warm regards
    Gav :eek:
     
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  2. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Linux destro is the only one I have come across, however the process is slow!

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  3. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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  4. Gavbam

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    Guys after countless hours till the early morning i have done it.
    I managed to extract the image from a win 98 startup disc (magicIso)(bootdisk.com) mount my pendrive and load the image onto that.
    I know its a drawn out process but now i can boot from pendrives into dos.
    So much time saving now.
    :p
    Thanks for your replies guys
     
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  5. Yorkie

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    Does anyone boot from memory keys/usb hdd?
    If so what type? (if it makes a diffrence)
    Im looking to buy a memory key/portable hdd i can install XP Pro on to and can boot from occasionally
     
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  6. hbroomhall

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    It somewhat depends on what you are trying to do here. If you want to be able to boot a random machine then you will find that many slightly older motherboards won't boot from USB.

    Better to do this from a CD - look for "Bart PE" to do this.

    Harry.
     
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  7. Yorkie

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    yeah i have a cd, just a pendrive would be more practical to use
    i no they only work with certain (new) motherboards and certain pen drives.
     
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