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Author Topic: HOW TO Make a Bootable Install USB Stick  (Read 2875 times)
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« on: April 29, 2012, 11:27:32 pm »

HOW TO MAKE A BOOTABLE INSTALL USB STICK without Unetbootin or Isomaster.

Format a stick to FAT32.

I use gparted and set a boot flag.

Mount stick with thunar

Check on which /dev stick is mounted with "mount" command.
Not needed if gparted is used. It tells which device.

As root on terminal give command: "syslinux /dev/sdc1" if stick is mounted on

As root open program "mc", go to downloaded *.iso file and click on it to open.

On the other panel of "mc" open stick like /media/something.

There one finds a file ldlinux.sys created with command "syslinux /dev/sdc1"

Now copy all the directories and files from the opened let say VL7.0-STD-GOLD.iso  file
except directory /syslinux to this directory on the stick. (/media/something)

Go to /media/something and rename directory ./isolinux to ./syslinux. Open
directory syslinux and rename all isolinux.* files to syslinux.*.

That's all. Reboot and set your BIOS to boot from stick, have stick inserted
and you can install now from USB Stick.

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