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Old 08-23-2009, 03:11 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. I am on a mission. I have a netbook. Netbooks don't typically come with CD drives...mine doesn't. Usually it doesn't matter...except when you want to try different Linux distros that only come in .iso format. I have one (the Ubuntu Netbook Remix) that actually downloaded as a .img file. I then downloaded a program that puts that .img file onto the USB drive and makes it bootable...works like a charm. (Ubuntu Netbook Remix is great, too!) Now I want to try Sabayon and some other Linux distros but they only come as .iso's. How can I do this? I've googled and tried everything I can possibly think of when it comes to this and can't get anything to work. I'm trying to get bootable .iso's to boot from USB...that's all. How can I go about this?

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http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/...n-boot-to-usb/

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Old 08-23-2009, 04:26 AM   #3
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I'm pretty sure I tried that already earlier but I'll check it out again. Thanks!

Anyone have any other ideas?
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If I'm not mistaken, this is quite simple.

So you'll format your USB drive, and copy the .ISO over to the flash drive and go to this link:

http://www.bay-wolf.com/usbmemstick.htm

There you'll see a link for Win98 system files, copy those onto your drive to make it bootable.

I haven't tried this method with Linux, yet. It's worked with ever other OS I've tried it on.


Hope it helps, good luck!
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Alright...just followed the instructions to a T and I'm goin for the reboot now! Everything went fine and I didn't get any error messages or anything so, if this CAN work, it SHOULD. I'll let you know!

Thanks!!!

Definately didn't work. It DID however boot me into a KILLER Windows 98 Command Prompt...lol...so, apparently the bootable USB was fine...there was something wrong with what I wanted to put on it, I guess. I put the ISO on it. Should I extract what's on the ISO and put that on the USB to boot or something?
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