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Old 03-17-2013, 07:58 AM   #1
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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.
 
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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.
Judging by the lack of any response, you don't think my question worth reply! :-P
 
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:10 AM   #5
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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

Last edited by John VV; 04-01-2013 at 09:11 AM.
 
Old 04-02-2013, 04:36 AM   #6
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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?
 
Old 04-22-2013, 07:03 AM   #7
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Hi i am agree with onebuck
 
  


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