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Old 12-31-2006, 06:42 AM   #1
depam
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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.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 07:19 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 12:18 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 12-31-2006, 12:22 PM   #4
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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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