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Creating bootable USB pen drives

Discussion in 'Linux and Unix' started by coolpcguy, Feb 1, 2007.

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  1. coolpcguy

    coolpcguy Thread Starter

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    I used the command
    dd if=/home/sathya/knoppix.iso of=/dev/sdb ibs=4b obs=1b conv=notrunc,noerror.
    But while rebooting my comp with the USB drive as the first boot drive, I get "Insert bootable disk error". Why is it so?
     
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

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    Does your computer support booting from USB?
     
  3. coolpcguy

    coolpcguy Thread Starter

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    yeah..I guess.. I mean the BIOS allows me to select the USB drive as the first bootable disk. Doesn't this mean that it supports boot from USB?
     
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