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depam 12-31-2006 05:42 AM

How to make USB stick bootable?
 
Hi!

I tried:

dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/dev/sda1

Basically, I have System Rescue CD on my CDRom and wanted to transfer it on a USB which should be bootable. After issuing the command above, nothing happened. Help pls. Thanks.

namit 12-31-2006 06:19 AM

i also had the same problem but i used the setup on this website to help out try this

http://www.bootdisk.com/pendrive.htm

but should you not be able to just press Fsomething and then pick from the boot list if all the files are on the usb.

depam 12-31-2006 11:18 AM

I'll try this one. I just thought "dd" command will do the job. I tried dd to copy CD and save it as an iso image. Guess I'm wrong on this one. Thanks.

jschiwal 12-31-2006 11:22 AM

Try using grub-install or lilo to produce an mbr on the pendrive device. I think that it should be treated as a hard drive and not a CDROM.


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