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2009-01-26T16:00:25Z

Ok, I can make a bootable flash drive... that's easy... BUT what I haven't figured out how to do, and can't seem to find anywhere in the internet is how to take a bootable ISO and make the flash drive bootable out of that ISO. More specifically...

I have a PE disc on a CD... but booting from a CD is WAY too slow... so I want to boot the same thing from my flash drive.

I know it's possible... seen it done... just don't remember the tools used or how to do it. I'm trying some things to see what happens so if I figure it out i'll let you know. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ANY HELP!!

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Marco C
2009-01-26T16:21:52Z

I think what you want to download is PEtoUSB.

http://gocoding.com/page.php?al=petousb

 

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2009-01-26T17:11:57Z

Marco, you are the man! That worked great for me.

Now my next questions is... Multi-boot? Can it be done from a flash drive? lol

I'd like to have the option to boot to either my PE or my XP boot disc, which i've customized to run things like memtest, and mhdd.

And an other thing I would like is FAT32 so I can use my 8GB thumbdrive for booting my PE :-P

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2009-01-26T17:15:44Z

It still takes about 2 minutes 20 seconds to boot from the flash drive...  but that is still faster than the 5 minutes it takes to boot from CD.

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2009-01-26T17:35:08Z

Actually I found some stuff i'm gonna try. I saw some multi-partitioning stuff on the web. Gonna see if any of that stuff works for me.

Marco C
2009-01-26T18:11:30Z

I haven't tried it myself, but if you use the dispart utilty built into Windows vista, you can partition a USB drive, and format each partition with whatever file system you like.  As for making each one bootable, I'm not sure.

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2009-01-27T09:10:53Z

Some other options if PE2USB isn't your cup of tea.

 

Unetbootin

USBoot

and if you are fairly Linux skilled SysLinux can do the job well.

 

 

 

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2009-01-27T09:27:58Z

I am linux illiterate lol. I did some work on a satellite net modem one time using linux... but I had a peice of paper with directions lol

anand4happy
2009-02-09T01:48:46Z

is that true and it works?

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2009-02-10T10:08:59Z

Yes it's true I know very little about linux lol... Is what true and does what really work? Booting from a flash drive? Yea, it works great :-)