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Old 11-23-2011, 07:26 PM   #1
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Successful or unsuccessful creation of usbboot.img to flash drive?

My "main" (very patient) advisor in my installation efforts had to log off, and I'll be waiting for his feedback to proceed. However, I wanted to get a quick consensus regarding my attempt to setup the usbboot.img to be ready for an external network installation (once he explained that I didn't have to depend on my network [I know... it shoulda been a no-brainer, but networks just aren't my forte :/ ], it was pretty easy to convince me of it being better than my fully-USB install idea).

Anyway, 'dd' did not work according to plan (or instructions)... So, I decided to try to use unetbootin, instead. I only guessed that it might work, since I was told to use the program for unpacking the actual ISO, not the boot image by itself...

Alien Bob's Instructions:

>> Open a DOS box (i.e. get a command prompt) by running


Run the following command at the prompt:

dd if=d:\usb-and-pxe-installers\usbboot.img of=\\.\u:
(check) <<


'dd' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

(Attempted with dd located on Desktop and on USB drive).

Alternative, possible (I hope!) solution:

Located usbboot.img on flash drive by unetbootin and ran as if I were unpacking the ISO. It proceeded to create:


Will this work for what I need, if going with an external network installation?
Old 11-25-2011, 04:28 AM   #2
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dd i think is not a dos utility




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