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    How to make a bootable USB memory stick?

    Can anyone give me an idiots guide to making a bootable usb memory stick? I have tried a few things I found on Google but they don't seem to work!!

    Would prefer something free !

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    HP Drive Key Boot Utility - HP Business Support Center

    Will take a bootable image or Floppy and make your usb key bootable.

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    Download the files here. The HP one makes it bootable and the other one is the Windows 98 boot disk files which I use. Use this for making mine bootable for using ghost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by button_ripple View Post
    Can anyone give me an idiots guide to making a bootable usb memory stick? I have tried a few things I found on Google but they don't seem to work!!

    Would prefer something free !
    Don't forget to set your bios, enable USB boot, you shouldn't have much trouble then?

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    We use the HP tool, but our problem is the USB disk is only 1.44Mb. Is there anyway it can be made bootable yet keeping it at a decent size for extra files?

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    Anything in particular you want to boot? If you go for a Linux boot USB stick most of the distros that are set up for this (look to the small ones - DSL, Puppy, Slax or specialst ones like Parted Magic) make the stick bootable as part of the setup process.

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    Well, we're CC3 so its a CC3 build disk that we copy to USB. It works a treat, but would be handy if it was bigger than 1.44Mb so we could put more drivers on it/other software such as ghost.

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    Unetbootin can build you a FreeDOS boot disk automatically.



    The current version has built-in support for automatically downloading and loading the following distributions, though installing other distributions is also supported:

    * Ubuntu (and official derivatives)
    o 6.06 LTS
    o 6.10
    o 7.04
    o 7.10
    o 8.04 LTS
    o 8.10
    o 9.04
    o Daily CD Images
    * Debian
    o Stable/Etch
    o Testing/Lenny
    o Unstable/Sid
    * Linux Mint
    o 3.1
    o 4.0
    o 5-r1
    o 6
    * openSUSE
    o 10.2
    o 10.3
    o 11.0
    o 11.1
    o Factory
    * Arch Linux
    o 2007.08
    * Damn Small Linux
    o 4.4
    * SliTaz
    o Stable
    o Cooking
    * Puppy Linux
    o 4.00
    * gNewSense
    o deltah-2.1
    * FreeBSD
    o 6.3
    o 7.0
    * NetBSD
    o 4.0

    * Fedora
    o 7
    o 8
    o 9
    o 10
    o Rawhide
    * PCLinuxOS
    o 2007
    o 2008
    * Sabayon Linux
    o 4-LiteMCE
    * Gentoo
    o 2007.0
    o 2008.0
    * MEPIS
    o SimplyMEPIS 8
    o AntiX 8
    * Zenwalk
    o 5.2
    * Slax
    o 6
    * Dreamlinux
    o 3.2
    * Elive
    o Development
    * CentOS
    o 4
    o 5
    * Mandriva
    o 2007.1
    o 2008.0
    o 2008.1
    * FaunOS
    o 0.5.4
    * Frugalware Linux
    o Stable
    o Testing
    o Current

    UNetbootin can also be used to load various system utilities, including:

    * Parted Magic, a partition manager that can resize, repair, backup, and restore partitions.
    * Super Grub Disk, a boot utility that can restore and repair overwritten and misconfigured GRUB installs or directly boot various operating systems
    * Backtrack, a utility used for network analysis and penetration testing.
    * Ophcrack, a utility which can recover Windows passwords.
    * NTPasswd, a utility which can reset Windows passwords and edit the registry.
    * Gujin, a graphical bootloader that can also be used to boot various operating systems and media.
    * Smart Boot Manager (SBM), which can boot off CD-ROM and floppy drives on computers with a faulty BIOS.
    * FreeDOS, which can run BIOS flash and other legacy DOS utilities.
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    look for a program called flashboot

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