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how can we make usb drive bootable

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sir., please tell me how can we make usb bootable through linux.
Oct 17 '08 #1
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RedSon
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Linux cannot make a drive bootable, it is your BIOS that does that. You will have to fiddle around with your BIOS settings.
Oct 17 '08 #2

Nepomuk
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Linux cannot make a drive bootable, it is your BIOS that does that. You will have to fiddle around with your BIOS settings.
Actually, that isn't quite correct - you do need a Boot sector, if you want to boot something directly from the drive (in Linux and Windows since 2000 I think) that would normally be: load a bootloader).

This page contains something about making a partition theoretically bootable, but then you'll have to install a bootloader (like syslinux, grub or lilo) on there too. There's a quite detailed article about the whole process here.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Oct 21 '08 #3

RedSon
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Actually, that isn't quite correct - you do need a Boot sector, if you want to boot something directly from the drive (in Linux and Windows since 2000 I think) that would normally be: load a bootloader).

This page contains something about making a partition theoretically bootable, but then you'll have to install a bootloader (like syslinux, grub or lilo) on there too. There's a quite detailed article about the whole process here.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Yes but you still need to change your settings in BIOS to try a USB drive before a hard drive or a disc drive.
Oct 21 '08 #4

Nepomuk
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Yes but you still need to change your settings in BIOS to try a USB drive before a hard drive or a disc drive.
Either that or open a menu that asks you, where you'd like to boot from. Nearly any modern BIOS offers that option for every single startup.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Oct 21 '08 #5

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