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Old 12-31-2006, 05:42 AM   #1
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How to make USB stick bootable?


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, 06:19 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

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, 11:18 AM   #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.
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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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