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    ISO onto USB drive


    Does anyone know of a free program that can write an ISO image to a USB flash drive? It would be awsome just to stick a USB drive into a computer with USB boot and run BeatrIX or DSL.

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    Maybe DD can? But in that case you might end up with having a iso-filesystem on the USB-pendrive... Want to hear some way me to, the thought certainly sounds cool!

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    you can get an iso program to break up the iso, such as kiso, and then after extracting the files from the iso just copy them to the usb key. as long as your bios supports usb booting you should have no problem
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    So it's just to extract it to the pendrive? Do you need to create some spesific filesystem on the pendrive too, or can you just use the vfat there allready?

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    not sure, but its wouldn't be hard to make an e2
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    Quote Originally Posted by a thing
    Does anyone know of a free program that can write an ISO image to a USB flash drive? It would be awsome just to stick a USB drive into a computer with USB boot and run BeatrIX or DSL.
    http://www.althack.com/index.php?opt...d=24&Itemid=27

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    Quote Originally Posted by genesus View Post
    you can get an iso program to break up the iso, such as kiso, and then after extracting the files from the iso just copy them to the usb key. as long as your bios supports usb booting you should have no problem
    Quote Originally Posted by jaboua View Post
    So it's just to extract it to the pendrive? Do you need to create some spesific filesystem on the pendrive too, or can you just use the vfat there allready?
    you cannot just write the files in the iso to the flash drive.
    The system will not know what to boot.
    When you boot off a flash drive it starts at the physical beginning or somewhere towards the front and reads instructions from there, and so THE BIOS DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO READ ANY FILE SYSTEM FORMAT.

    The flash drive must have at least one instruction at the beginning to have the processor jump to a memory location in the kernel file to start running instructions from there. AT LEAST

    So not writing those 4 bytes (32 bits)to the beginning to the flash drive is all it will take to keep it from booting. And those 4 bytes are not located in a file. They are represented in some way by the ISO at an absolute memory location on the flash drive. Which is why you use a CD burner, so it can write ALL the data onto the flash drive at specific locations in a specific order.

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