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Hello, I have a win 7 laptop that does not boot from usb. The idea is to boot 'frugal' via unetbootin, and then to instal Mint 8. Is there a ...
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    [SOLVED] A free windows tool to create ext3/4 filesystem


    Hello,
    I have a win 7 laptop that does not boot from usb. The idea is to boot 'frugal' via unetbootin, and then to instal Mint 8.
    Is there a soft that would let me create ext 3 FS from windows? the partitioning tools won't let format the expty space (I do wander if i'll be able to write to the empty partitions...)
    Thanks,
    IH
    Last edited by ivanhelguera; 12-29-2009 at 10:58 AM. Reason: problem solved

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    I don't know if windows has a partitioning tool that will create ext3/4 partitions. I would recommend using a live linux CD, like Parted Magic, to partition your drive.

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    The laptop boots neither from CD nor USB pendrive. The USB floppy is my hope.

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    Does your BIOS support booting from a network?

    Linux Today - Tutorial: Boot Linux Over A Network

    EDIT: Assuming you have a second machine you can set up as a boot server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Does your BIOS support booting from a network?
    I ended up booting the excellent Plop Boot manager from a floppy. It's a small linux based bootmanager, whoch lets you boot then from a pendrive.
    Thank you for your advice! I must say that this network option was a bit scary.

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