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Old 10-20-2012, 02:21 PM   #1
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Windows XP.iso -- Installing from USB


Hey,

so in all simplicity looking for solution how drop/burn/move correctly 'Windows.XP.iso' to my USB stick so I can install it from there.
Guess this is answered somewhere but all google gave me was that I should just make NTFS partition in destination device and burn .ISO with unetbootin and just boot to my USB.

Unfortunately that method gave me this error when I booted: 'no boot.... available CTRL+ALT+DEL to reboot' (don't remember whole thing).

So I have this partition, everything is fine here (at least I guess so):
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Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdd1 * 4 7812559 3906278 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT
So, what should I do...?
 
Old 10-20-2012, 03:33 PM   #2
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This forum is dedicated for Linux and other Unix flavors, not for Windows. So better you should have asked this question on some Windows help forum.
Anyway, here is way to install Windows OS using USB:
  1. Simply format your USB (not need to do NTFS type formatting)
  2. Put the .iso image in USB
  3. Insert USB in and reboot your PC
  4. At boot menu, select USB boot as first boot device, save the settings and exit
  5. Booting will start from .iso in USB

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Old 10-20-2012, 03:34 PM   #3
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i think dd should work in creating a bootable usb drive (works for most live-usb linux distros).
 
Old 10-20-2012, 03:44 PM   #4
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FWIW, when I looked into doing this, there was no easy way to do it. Certainly, just dd'ing the iso from the install DVD onto a USB didn't work - I was under the impression that the two live media worked in different ways (hence the existence of tools such as unetbootin).

However, it is entirely possible that I didn't try or look hard enough, and am just plain wrong
 
Old 10-20-2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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Try it with WinToFlash: http://liliputing.com/2009/08/easies...ash-drive.html
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Simply format your USB (not need to do NTFS type formatting)
Put the .iso image in USB
Insert USB in and reboot your PC
At boot menu, select USB boot as first boot device, save the settings and exit
Booting will start from .iso in USB
This won't work, neither with Windows nor Linux.

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i think dd should work in creating a bootable usb drive (works for most live-usb linux distros).
This works only if the image is in the hybrid-iso format. The Windows XP install disc isn't.
 
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Old 10-20-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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I only found success with USB Windows XP via the predecessor to YUMI. Now I need to remember what it is called...

Can't find it...

This looks like it would work:
http://reboot.pro/5434/
 
Old 10-20-2012, 06:56 PM   #7
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The problem is not the method. The problem is that your windows iso is not a hybrid image file. This can be a real pain in the butt unless you have a bios with will allow you to specify how to treat the usb stick. If you can force the system to evaluate it as a cd-rom it should work without a problem. otherwise you may need to install it with a bootloader.


by the way. linux is much easier to boot.
 
Old 10-20-2012, 10:15 PM   #8
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Okay boys 'n girls, I made installation successfully but not from linux but from windows virtualbox with 'WinToFlash' program.
http://wintoflash.com/download/en/ -- link in case somebody needs it.
Nice automatic program, select drive 'n path to extracted .iso and just run it. Boot, select mode 1 and after installation succeed and auto-reboots, boot from drive again and select mode 2 -- if giving error then mode3 will do it -- and continue installation.

So thats for installation this piece of ****, booting is another story and solving at this moment. Took few hours to boot my slackware again since winsh... rewrited MBR (knew it will happen but since I'm newb it took some time to fix that... thanks to luck I have my Debian live USB... have saved me so, sooo, sooo many times... made it for fun few months ago! Hoooray to Debian live USB!)

But in case somebody have issue with MBR, I booted to Debian, mounted Slackware partitions and chrooted in 'em and ran command 'lilo' -- which owned MBR back to him from windows.
**chroot
mount main system partition(s) somewhere.
mkdir /asd/
mount /dev/sda1 /asd
chroot /asd /bin/bash
#~lilo
 
Old 10-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #9
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TobySGD suggested that tool.

I have always mounted the iso as a shared drive on some network machine an booted the local via network boot like barts.
 
  


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