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How to create bootable USB disk

Postby eugeneg on Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:33 am

Please can someone point me to instructions on creating a bootable USB pen drive containing Mint. I have the ISO file.

Thanks.
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Re: How to create bootable USB disk

Postby catweazel on Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:51 am

eugeneg wrote:Please can someone point me to instructions on creating a bootable USB pen drive containing Mint. I have the ISO file.


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Re: How to create bootable USB disk

Postby eugeneg on Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:00 am

Why ? As it happens I have an 90 day trial of Win8 installed on the HDD but I would like to boot off a USB thumb drive. Or perhaps you are asking which OS I would be using to run the software that will create the USB drive - Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit.
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Re: How to create bootable USB disk

Postby BoscoBearbank on Sun Nov 18, 2012 12:14 pm

Find yourself a copy of unetbootin (for WIndows, given that you'll be using Win7 to create the bootable USB stick), install it, and run it. It's really quite self-explanatory.
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Re: How to create bootable USB disk

Postby eugeneg on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:01 pm

Excellent. Thanks BoscoBearbank.
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Re: How to create bootable USB disk

Postby wazntme on Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:05 pm

I just jumped back into linux after 10 years and just did this the other day from W7

Google pen drive linux simple windows program did the trick.
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Re: How to create bootable USB disk

Postby usbtux on Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:04 pm

Please see http://usbtux.hostzi.com/How_to and specifically http://usbtux.hostzi.com/livecd
a liveCD on usb that allows you to keep documents, wallpaper and bookmarks between reboots.
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Re: How to create bootable USB disk

Postby catweazel on Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:58 am

eugeneg wrote:Or perhaps you are asking which OS I would be using to run the software that will create the USB drive


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