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How do I create a bootable flash drive?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by forumlulz, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. forumlulz New Member

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    Hey, I am looking for assistance with creating a bootable flash drive out of my 1GB Nano. I could really use some help. I have an old Dell Inspiron 1100 with no CDROM drive. I've Googled and have only found a few leads but they're not very good.

    http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Create-an-XP-Bootable-USB-Flash-Drive&id=1484353
    http://ezinearticles.com/?Bootable-USB-Flash-Drives-and-How-to-Create-Them&id=1413135

    I just want to do this low-level and dirty (if you will). The goal would be to place XP Pro (in order to install on the laptop) onto the drive along with Active@'s Password Recovery tool (both of which I have).

    Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
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    So...yeah, anyone?
     
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    I usually create bootable CD-R's but that's not useful in this case. I have the files needed to make a bootable CD-R from an ISO image. Can I just create the ISO and then somehow write it to the iPod?

    I've downloaded HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool. I found that via another thread on this forum.
     
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    God dammit, man. Here, this is yours. You have earned it!

    http://www.sallybernstein.com/food/columns/zonis/Best_Cookie-20.jpg

    *might you know how much space these files take up if one were to incorporate mouse, cdrom, and other support? The windows install is about 675MB.

    Oi, now I need to find out what's best to do...just copy the i386 folder to the drive or...?
     
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    Just some advice, not all pen drives you can boot from. I saw one review where a guy tried 8 pen drives (expensive and non expensive) and he found that the cheaper ones actually allowed you to boot from them.
    Also you might want to have a look into "Mojo" for iPod, it isn’t really booting into an OS, and it is more going into an OS "Screen" from another OS. But word of warning, I found it not as fast as I wanted it to.
     
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