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Old 03-14-2013, 06:33 PM   #1
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Question how to make a usbfd for non linux programs


iam using Zorin and for the most part i am happy with it

Now the problem is I need to make a usbfd for windows xp
7,8 and can't find a program to use I have tried x boot and it won't install I tried when to boot and it wont install rmp prep usb and it wont read the usb or the cd

i tried burnware does not work i tried pindrive linux but it won't support windows and it tells me during burn that it will be unable to make this bootabale and i used wine and even bought cross over to try and install these programs with and no joy
so any help would be great

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:11 AM   #2
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It would help if you posted what you are really trying to accomplish? What do you mean by make usbfd for windows.
 
Old 03-15-2013, 10:27 AM   #3
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It would help if you posted what you are really trying to accomplish? What do you mean by make usbfd for windows.
iam trying to make a bootable usbfd or disk for windows xp all the programs listed above will not let me do this in the linux operating system and i do not have a windows operating system
 
Old 03-15-2013, 05:44 PM   #4
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Hi,

1. you want to boot M$window$ from a usb flash drive. Window$ needs to be installed first.

2. you want to use a flash drive to insert[press F6] drivers for sata devices, during win$ install, etc. Need to know the sata device driver names and copy them to the root (no folders) of a flash drive.

If this is to install/setup win$, I use nlite on a window$ system to compile and burn a new win$ iso to dvd/disk.

If you want to load an already installed ver of win$, you need grub/lilo program to find the OS and to boot it.

see how you go! cheers
 
Old 04-08-2013, 04:19 PM   #5
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ok let me try this i do not have windows all i have is linux zorin i am trying to burn an iso that is windows xp but can not find a burning program to use any program i have tried to use in linux will not open using wine because i don't have windows i have tried to use pendrive but it does not have windows xp i have tried win to flash does not work and any of the linux based programs will only let me burn linux based programs
 
Old 04-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #6
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if you are trying to install winXP via USB, can not be done. please keep in mind that when winXP first came out MS support for USB devices was sketchy at best. Top that off with the fact that MS has never "allowed" any of media outside of its original CD/DVD (for winVista and newer) to install directly you will not be able to install winXP via USB device.

You will need to burn the ISO to a CD and boot from there.

If you are just trying to gain access to some of the directories on the winXP ISO, then mount it like any other iso as a lo (loopback device) and access the data directly.
 
Old 04-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #7
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if you are trying to install winXP via USB, can not be done. please keep in mind that when winXP first came out MS support for USB devices was sketchy at best. Top that off with the fact that MS has never "allowed" any of media outside of its original CD/DVD (for winVista and newer) to install directly you will not be able to install winXP via USB device.

You will need to burn the ISO to a CD and boot from there.

If you are just trying to gain access to some of the directories on the winXP ISO, then mount it like any other iso as a lo (loopback device) and access the data directly.
thanks for your reply but i have used a bootable usb for windows xp before i need to install windows xp i need a burning program that will work in linux that will let me burn windows all i can find only let me burn linux distros
 
Old 04-08-2013, 06:16 PM   #8
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Code:
to write an iso to disk, do

dd if=<absolute path name>.iso of=/dev/<device name in fstab>
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Old 04-08-2013, 06:26 PM   #9
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Download slacko-puppy. it runs from a cd or usb or from ram memory. It is an excellent rescue os, and should give you all the applications you need. To make a boot usb; i would suggest the grub4dos wizard. It runs in root mode so be careful, or you will have no zorin.
 
Old 04-22-2013, 04:06 PM   #10
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so let me try one last time with screen shots i do not have windows i am trying to burn a windows xp I.S.O and can not find a program to allow me to do this i used the k3b it burned finalized but the disk was blank used the pre installed one same results and tried power I.S.O but linux does not assign a drive letter so any windows based tools do not work so i thought the iso was bad i opened it and all the programs are there as i am still new to linux i don't want to mess around with the command line
and i am using brand new cd/r-w i have tried 3 different brands and still no joy so thanks for any and all replies

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:57 PM   #11
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never got an answer to this but i am going to mark it as solved any way just to get it off the board
 
Old 07-03-2013, 11:08 PM   #12
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Hi, the problem with using a usb device to install winxp, is the winxp installer won't know how to find itself once started.

So, you could use the command line and dd to recreate the file system from the winxp iso file.
 
  


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