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Bootable Usb

Bootable Usb



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Topic: Create Bootable USB Flash Drive (Read 383 times)Mashwanis AshiquiModeratorSR.teamer@LDFame 11OfflinePosts: 220Create Bootable USB Flash Driveon: December 29, 2006, 02:50:27 pm
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Requirements* A computer with a BIOS that allows for booting from a USB port.I used a Dell Optiplex GX260 that has a Phoenix ROM BIOS Plus version 1.10revision A05. * A Bootable floppy disk or CD.I used a Windows 98 bootable CD. For those who have Dell systems, you can also usethe bootable Dell Optiplex Resource CD that is used to reinstall your system withWindows 98.* Utilities with the ability to create a master boot record, create partitions,set active partitions, and format and transfer boot files to the active partitionI used the DOS FDISK and FORMAT that are on the Windows 98 CD.* Of course, the USB drive that you want to make bootableI used a 256MB SanDisk Cruzer Mini USB Flash Drive.Directions* Make the USB drive the first in the drive sequence.Why?? fdisk does not allow for a partition to be set as ACTIVE (bootable) unlessit is the first drive. It is most likely that your hard drive(s) is set as thefirst drive. This needs to be changed.How?? Setting your USB drive to be the first in the drive sequence can be done byfollowing ONE of the methods below. No matter which method you follow, thecomputer MUST be booted with the USB drive plugged in into the computer. Take anote of how the options that you are about to change were set before, as they willneed to be changed back later.Method # 1. BIOS drive sequence option.Depending on your BIOS, there may be an option to change the drive sequence. Onmine, there was an option labeled "Hard-Disk Drive Sequence". If your BIOS has

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