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joey00 03-17-2013 08:58 AM

Create usb drive for boot/install XP
 
I am trying to make an usb drive to install XP. I need to include accessible SATA drivers.

I am starting from CDs or iso images.

I have no Windows machines and no FDDs.

onebuck 03-17-2013 09:47 AM

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Moved: This thread is more suitable in <General> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

joey00 04-01-2013 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onebuck (Post 4913324)
Moved: This thread is more suitable in <General> and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

Judging by the lack of any response, you don't think my question worth reply! :-P

onebuck 04-01-2013 09:29 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by joey00 (Post 4922629)
Judging by the lack of any response, you don't think my question worth reply! :-P

Your post was moved to <General> because the subject did not pertain to Linux in any form.

Please notice the forum description before posting to that forum;
Quote:

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John VV 04-01-2013 10:10 AM

on a linux OS
Code:

cd /To/The/Location/Where/The/ISO/Is

dd if=MS.WindowsXP.sp3.iso of=/dev/??? bs 512

replace "/dev/???" with the CORRECT location of the usb drive
Warning:
MAKE 100% SURE !!!!!
that that location IS THE USB
again make 100% sure !!

otherwise you will overwrite a operating system partition



run
Code:

su -
fdisk -l

with it plugged in to find it

joey00 04-02-2013 05:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John VV (Post 4922761)
on a linux OS
Code:

cd /To/The/Location/Where/The/ISO/Is

dd if=MS.WindowsXP.sp3.iso of=/dev/??? bs 512

replace "/dev/???" with the CORRECT location of the usb drive
Warning:
MAKE 100% SURE !!!!!
that that location IS THE USB
again make 100% sure !!

otherwise you will overwrite a operating system partition



run
Code:

su -
fdisk -l

with it plugged in to find it

Thx for the caution regarding drive name. It seems to be an easy pit to fall into - wonder why dd doesnt have an extra prompt built in!

I am no expert with dd, but this looks like a simple copy of the iso file. How does this give a bootable memory stick of the right protocol? FAT32?

ritu3356 04-22-2013 08:03 AM

Hi i am agree with onebuck


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