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Bootable Micro-SD Linux

Q: Bootable Micro-SD Linux

I'd like to boot from the Micro-SD card that has been imaged with Linux. I don't see Micro-SD in boot menu or BIOS. I'm assuming you can't but wanted to ask the forums before I give up.

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A: Bootable Micro-SD Linux

Hi kiowa,

Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.

kiowa wrote:
I'd like to boot from the Micro-SD card that has been imaged with Linux. I don't see Micro-SD in boot menu or BIOS. I'm assuming you can't but wanted to ask the forums before I give up.

Well booting from SD-card is not possible in ThinkPads.

I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Hi there
I haven't tried this yet but maybe later this wek when I get some spare time.

If you have a phone with a separate micro sd card of large enough capacity could you install windows to go on it and then use this as a USB ext drive on a laptop to boot Windows to go. These cards are now available up to 32 GB which is PLENTY for a small W8 installation.

In theory it should work -- but I've never tried the approach with a micro sd card. The micro sd card appears as an exte drive to the laptop so if the laptop can boot from a usb drive then it should work similarly to a USB stick.

I can see the advantages to having a portable Windows OS on a smartphone internal memory card. (Note the Windows OS will be booted on to a laptop --not the smart phone itself).

Cheers
jimbo

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It won't work from a normal card since I am not aware of any bios that can boot from the integrated card reader.

Perhaps it can work if the card reader is attached to the system by USB, but even that is doubtful since the boot loader probably won't know how to look at the card reader as a device. This is certainly the way to try though, if any.

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Having no fun with the Win 8.1 - call it downgrade. Had problems from the start. I've had Win 7 for some time. I bought Win 8 and an SSD and did an upgrade from 7-8 on the SSD with no problems using Paragon Migrate OS to SSD - worked very well. This left me with Win 7 on a 320 gig hard drive and Win 8 on an SSD. I didn't touch Win 7 after that until the Win 8.1 downgrade which left me with an unstable Win 8 OS. When trying to boot into 8.1 I was getting very slow response, odd startup of some programs, lockups, etc. I tried to run safe mode (recovery) in Win 8 to see what I could do to fix, but it was very hard to get into and not much use when I finally did. The last time I tried to get into safe mode in 8.1 the computer booted up into safe mode for Windows 7. Since then restarts are in Win 7, not 8. The boot into 7 rearranged the drive letters and the Win 8 SSD became an NTFS (Healthy active, primary partition), no boot, page file, etc. C: = Win 7, E: = Win 8. Since then I have not tried to start Win 8 - not sure how. (See attachment).

To make a long story short, having Win 7 available has been really helpful. I would like to keep it available and updated while also having Win 8 as an option.

Is there a decent start-up software for choosing which system to boot up?
Is there a way for me to repair Win 8 (disk E) so that it is bootable?
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Hi, my hd is getting ready to fail .That's an epic story I wont bore you with.
I though I made a compatible Knoppix disk with which to copy my files off the HD. It keeps looking for something in the USB which I didn't make. Anyway, it refuses to work.
Can someoinne point me to a bootable USB program that works with 64 bit?
Windows is bootable but it is extremely SLOW. It took an entire week to run Check Disk and that failed to fix anything. It did report many bad clusters and "System File Volume On Disk Is Corrupt". The pc is under warranty and I am sick of troubleshooting. It's a 2 tb drive and I have 300 gigs of files to copy. If I do it in Windows it will take at least a month at the rate it's functioning
Help with copy program appreciated.

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Hi Friends, am new to Linux but have install it on a clean system before.
My problem is this I want to install Linux on one partition of a systems that has Win xp on another partition, but the partition had been formated using fat 32, What can I do to install Linux on this fat 32 partition ?
 

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Convert that FAT32 partition to a Linux one, like ext3 or ReiserFS. Most new Linux distributions have installers that can do it automatically.
 

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5 ways to use bootable Linux live discs (3 web pages).

Live CDs, DVDs or USB drives let you run Linux without actually installing it. Here are five reasons why you should.

-- Tom
 

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Hey guysI really need your helpCouple of days ago my hp envy notbook PC got in automatic disk repair loop which I couldn't by pass or get on with it; I use linux mint rosa for backing up my files and format my partitions and when I tried to reinstall windows with DVD or USB bootable devices while linux been cleaned from my PC it say:bootable devices not foundNo operating system found in this computer please installAnd I couldn't figure out what's the problem isI thought it was hard drive but it works fine when I use live linux OSAnd if it was BIOS problem It shouldn't have boot to linux os. Please help!!!

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What partitions did you format? Can you get into the diagnostics F2 as you power on and run a hard drive test? 

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Hello,

I'm just starting and very much intrested to learn linux.Now I need help to install Red Hat Linux WS 3
as dual bootable with Windows XP(from very begning).Already Windows is installed.
System Configuration:

MotherBoard : Intel 915 chipset
Processor : Intel P4(3.0GHz)
Hard Disk : 160GB(Segate)
RAM : 1 GB

Need some help in installing.
 

A:Installing Red Hat Linux WS 3 as dual bootable with Windows XP

Welcome to TechSpot!

If your current installation of XP takes up all the space on your harddrive, you'll need to shrink the NTFS partition using an program/application like PartitionMagic.

When that's done you'll need to set your cd/dvd drive as the first boot drive in your bios. You should be able to get into your bios by pressing either Del, Esc or F10, depending on your computer.

After that put the CD or DVD with the distribution into your computer and restart it.
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Edit: Also why are you choosing to install Red Hat Linux WS 3. Are you that Fedora isn't the right choice for you?
 

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Hello, I am not able to install linux openSuse.Made the pendrive bootable but it not booting through pendrive.Tried disabling the secure boot and enabling the legacy boot option.Also made the priority of USB Disc as top priority. Please suggest some solution to thisI have to install linux on my machine. Thanks in advance. Regards,Sachin

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I have a SATA hdd in a USB external case. I can read the files, but its acting flaky in the laptop I took it out of. The hardware in the laptop appears okay, battery fully charged, adapter works fine.

I have a Linux Format/UBCD dvd in my Win 10 dvd player, but the computer doesn't see it as bootable. When I click on the files in the dvd, I get the 'select an app to run this' type message.

I have tried making the dvd drive the first boot item, and the computer skips it and goes to the hdd in the Win 10 computer.

So my problem is getting the dvd to be seen as bootable. I can play my music and movie dvds just fine. I want to run some diagnostics on the hdd in the external case.

Thanks !

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Hi there,It appears the R3-131T has troubles with trying to boot to UEFI mode with an USB stick. BIOS version is 1.09. My device (Kingston DataTraveler SE9 USB 3.0 32 GB) is not being detected and Windows Boot Manager is being loaded automaticaly. I managed to make it run under Legacy mode to run a unetbootin-created live install media of Debian 8.2 x86-64, however that leaves me with having to swap between the Legacy and UEFI modes each time I want to switch the system, as grub cannot detect the presence  of Win 10. I have tried disabling the Secure Boot, but alas no avail. As for the Legacy mode Debian I installed, the initial kernel (3.1.6) only allowed the use of touchscreen, not the touchpad and WiFi couldn't find networks. Upgrading the kernel to 4.3.0 fixed the touchpad issue, however, most importantly, the WiFi issue persists. I followed this guide as I detected Realtek RTL 8111/81668 using the lspci -nn feature. While the driver is listed for the 3.x kernel, I would suspect some backwards compatibility since the chipset is so new and the update time was literly yesterday (2016/1/12). The driver was succesfuly installed and is displayed in the lspci -v, however, I still cannot detect any WiFi  in the wicd application. Can anyone help me out on these 2 issues?

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Instead of using unetbootin, use Rufus, set Partition Scheme to EFI/UEFI and FAT32 format. Disable only secure boot and then try to boot from the USB flash drive.

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Hi,

Acer Aspire One notebook, running Windows 7 Home edition, 1gb ram. Hard drive partitioned into C: for windows and D: for most of my data.

After a message saying no printers were found on my computer, Malwarebytes found a Trojan Ransom virus. After attempting to remove it, it told me to reboot. When I did, I couldn't use the keyboard or the mousepad and couldn't enter my password.

I set up the AVG rescue cd and rebooted from a flash drive. After updating and running, it found no infection. Even so, I still couldn't use the keyboard or mouse when I rebooted in windows safe mode.

I set up Linux (Parted Magic) on a bootable flash drive and removed all needed files from my windows C: drive.

I am sending this message from the netbook itself which now runs under Linux, and the keyboard and mouse finger pad work perfectly indicating it's not a hardware problem.

I would now like to repair or reinstall windows 7 but don't know how to do it from Linux.

Another problem is that I have neither my windows installation serial number nor a windows cd. It came installed on the computer. The number is on a sticker on the bottom of my notebook, but it's so worn I can't read it. (See attached image). Normally, I'd use a keyfinder programme to access it on my computer, but I'm not running windows so I'm not sure how to access the registry to find the encrypted serial number, and then how to read it.

So, bottom line:
My notepad will boot windows 7 until the password scree... Read more

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Unfortunately even if you could audit the installed key it will not work because it's the Factory mass-activation key which is different than the COA sticker Product Key used to Clean Reinstall. Your choices are therefore to order Factory Recovery disks or extract and reinstall the OEM-SLP activation file which these forums do not support any further due to piracy concerns.

So I would try everything possible to Troubleshoot Windows 7 Failure to Boot which is included in the blue link.

If you end up needing to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 we have many reports that MS phone activation will replace the key if you convince them that it is simply worn off the sticker.

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Introducing New Linux-based Norton Bootable Recovery Tool 2016.1.0

New Linux-based NBRT

It is truly a milestone event that we have released a newer version of Norton Bootable Recovery Tool (NBRT). The newer version is designed to run on Linux OS instead of WinPE OS and can be downloaded from the NBRT portal site. The change was necessary due to the expiration of re-distribution rights of WinPE OS.

The current WinPE-based NBRT version has been serving for nearly two decades.

Over time, NBRT has dealt with many tough-to-remove threats and we understand that NBRT can save the last bacon at unfortunate times. Therefore Norton team decided to invest in the development of a newer version that can run on Linux OS. Nearly all components had to be re-written for the new OS environment and now the newer version is ready to take over the critical missions.

Better and more are coming!

The new Linux-based NBRT version is shipped with several utility tools including a web browser and command-line tool. No more special tool like NBRTWizard is required to create a bootable media with the latest antivirus definition. Users can directly download the NBRT ISO image and load it to a bootable media of their choice: DVD or USB. Once started, the new version checks for the availability of newest antivirus definitions and automatically updates the product.

The new version also supports both wired and wireless network connection and compatible with SATA/SSD disks. IDE disks are no longer supp... Read more

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I am experiencing this problem for quite a while and in fact it is so weird that I was unable to replicate it. I will try to briefly describe it.

My system is
AMD FX 6300 3.5ghz turbo 3.8ghz.
Gtx 760 ASUS 2gb in a 16X PCI-e 2.0 slot.
2x4Gb 1600mhz DDR3 kingstom hyper memory
Gigabyte 970A D3 REV 3.0 motherboard.
VS 650W Power Supply
CPU temps never exceed 40C
GPU temps never exceed 70C.
Using latest drivers.

The system is not overclocked. Everything is running at optimal settings.

Each time I play a game for a longer period, two or one hour or so It starts lagging and stuttering. I have these annoying micro-freezes each time I walk a few meters. The frames are solid when I stand, or move around a certain area. Lets take Alien Isolation as an example since I play it now. It would be a great example.

I am getting perfect frames, around 80 frames average. After 2 hours of gameplay terrible stutters start to occur. For instance each time I open doors the game freezes for 1 second and then frames jump back to the said 80. I think it happens because new section of the map starts loading, but I fail to understand why it starts "Stuttering" after a certain amount of time and does not happen for the first time the game is launched. After I turn off the game and launch it again the problem "MAGICALLY" goes away and the stutters reoccur after the said time.

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Hello? Could anyone help me? I am still unable resolve this.

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Hi i was thinking of purchasing a MP3 player from newegg.com <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16855705012>

it says the expansion slot is for micro sd, but i was wondering if it would recognize a micro sdhc, because the biggest micro sd i can find is 2gb and i want at least a 4gb, which would mean i would have to use a micro sdhc.

Please post back if you have any suggestions or know if a micro sdhc would work in a micro sd slot

Thanks-Huffman
 

A:micro sdhc compatiblity with micro sd mp3 player

SDHC, µSDHC and miniSDHC will not work in their "regular" counterparts. Whether the slot is only an µSD, rather than just not being marketed as HC capable, ask the manufacturer.
 

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Any tips on solving this issue and locating the source of this issue?
It happens at the most unpredictable times when not gaming but when gaming, I sometimes get huge freezes whenever I turn around in GTA 4 like textures and models are still trying to load. Happens in other games too but it's less annoying and obnoxious.


AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz w/ Cooler Master 212 Evo
AMD Sapphire R9 270 No OC
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
Kingston HyperX Blu 2x8GB 1333MHz
Corsair CX500
TP-LINK TL-WN851ND Wireless N300 PCI Adapter
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

Currently using 14.4 for my GPU, the newer driver causes artifacting.

A:Micro-stutters/Micro freezing issue

In the past it's usually been the AMD Overdrive/CCC/Fuel program that causes the problem(providing it's actually not the video card failing), try uninstalling the CCC package including the driver, Fuel/Overdrive and installing the driver only.

To install the driver only when starting the install select custom and un-check everything that is not the driver.

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Using DVD with Windows 10 provided by Dell I created a bootable USB in order to install windows 10 on my laptop. 
However, after recovering procedure laptops displays message: 
No bootable devices found
press F1 to retry boot 
F2 for setup utility 
F5 to run onboard diagnostics.
Please help!

A:No bootable devices found after attempting to install windows 10 from bootable USB on Dell Precision 3510

Please run the Diagnostic tool to check hardware on the system by following steps below:
1. Power off system
2. Power on system, quickly tap the F12 key continuously until you see Preparing one time boot menu in the top right corner of the screen. In the boot menu, stroll down to Diagnostic and then click it. After quick tests, click on Hard Drive and then Thorough Test Mode. Report back any error code.

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hi guys,
for those who can help me...
i hava a sony vaio pcv-rx470ds and it comes with a 260 watt power supply and first i went to check out some ATX power supplies in a store but, it almost fit inside the metal box the vaio brings so you con neatly put the Power supply in there, well anyways it didn't by little.. so i guessed it had to be a MINI or MICRO ATX that it uses.
anyways the only thing that changes is the case size, right??
so in any case to be sure here are the specs of the 260watt PS and the 450watt(the micro atx one of course)

the 260watt says:
NMB MODEL: MJPC-270A1
AC INPUT: 100V-240V~4.2A

DC OUTPUT:
+5V 25A
+3.3V 13A
+12V 15A
-12V 0.2A
AUX+5VB 1.8A MAX
+5V, +3.3V TOTAL 145.3W MAX
DC OUTPUT TOTAL 268.9W MAX

and the 450 watt one says:

(look at the pick)
now what i am not 100%sure are the other specs not shown on the 260watt PS? i guess it was to waste less tint...
well you tell me, and thanks a mill..
(all the info on the new one is here: http://www.plinkusa.net/webAPMP4ATX45)
 

A:260watt micro ATX to 450watt micro ATX

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Hello.

Devices powered by Linux are increasing day by day, and most of these devices are positioned at the entry or key points of any organization?s network. Misconfigurations and easy to exploit vulnerabilities are commonly leveraged by bad actors. Many of these attacks can be studied by configuring low-interactive Honeypots.

Low-interactive Honeypots can capture the malware scripts and binaries, however analyzing these malware samples are also important. Further, keeping such analysis openly available helps independent researchers to search information of their interest and make useful conclusions.

Detux aims at automating the analysis of Linux samples, by supporting multiple CPU architectures (ARM, MIPS, MIPSEL, x86 and x86-64), and making its result openly available for researchers.

detux - The Linux Sandbox


 

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Goal: Dual boot Windows 7 and Linux and have an NTFS partition for both OS.

Problem: When creating Logical Partitions with any Linux partition tool(Gparted, cfdisk) the Linux swap and ext 4 partitions shows up on Windows 7 as primary partitions outside of the Extended partition while the NTFS partition shows up inside the Extended partition as logical drive. Disk management shows 5 primary partitions and 1 logical drive inside an extended partition.(As seen in Disk1.jpg attachment) I'm using MBR.(not UEFI)

I can create the partitions in Windows 7 disk management and choose not to format the two logical partitions used for Linux. I can then use the mkswap and mkfs.ext4 command to format the partitions.(See Disk2.jpg attachment)

Questions:
Why is Windows 7 disk management not showing my partitions correctly when I use a Linux tool to partition the disk? Will this cause any problems with Windows 7? I'm afraid of making Windows 7 unbootable.(although it booted just fine I do plan on using EasyBCD to add an entry to load the grub bootloader for Linux)

If I partition my disk with Windows 7 disk management(as seen in Disk2.jpg) will that cause any problems for Linux?

What is the recommended way to handle this? What are the downsides to each way?

Note: I'm a bit of a linux noob.

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OK,
My config is HP G6 1075 SA with W7 Home Premium 64 bit pre-installed. It was working well until last week when I decided to install Debian Linux. I am no N00B to Linux and have installed it probably 100s of times. Debian installed and booted well but Windows BSODed with an error 0x0000225 cannot access drive. I formatted C and attempted to reinstall Windows 7 but it is unable to detect the HDD. I accept terms of license and move on to the point of choosing disks but nothing shows up. (There is an option to choose drivers. Where do I locate them? The HP website isn't helpful and I can't even find my product let aside the drivers)

I have already tried :
1. Partitioning an NTFS file system in Debian. Doesnt show.
2. Deleting a partition in Debian and attempt to see the free space in W7 Installer. Didn't work.
3. Try to do the BIOS setting thing (Change SATA option from AHCI to compatible or something). I could find no such setting in BIOS. The BIOS was severely limited with only option of switching on fan.

What do I do ?
The chipset is Intel HM55 if that helps and harddrive is SATA 5400 rpm 500GB.

A:W7 installer doesn't detect SATA after Linux, Linux works smoothly

All Linux code must be deleted using the CLEAN ALL command.As you have had linux on the HD you need do a Clean all & full format.

Do a full clean & full format in command prompt.
1) Boot DVD & Press Shift+F10 (for command prompt)
DISKPART : At PC Startup
2) Boot DVD, & Command Prompt at Startup
(for command prompt)

Type in command line
DISKPART
LIST DISK
SELECT DISK # (win HD)
CLEAN ALL
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY
SELECT PARTITION 1
ACTIVE
FORMAT fs=NTFS
ASSIGN
EXIT
EXIT





SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

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Scientific Linux 6.7 Officially Released, Based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7
Based on the freely distributed source code of the recently announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 operating system from Red Hat Inc., Scientific Linux 6.7 is here to update its base to the upstream OS, add some tweaks, update many of its core components, and address some of the most annoying bugs.

Prominent features of Scientific Linux 6.7 include the addition of the IceWM window manager, updated the OpenAFS package to version 1.6.14, updated the epel-release package to version 6.8, built the glusterfs-server package from the TUV sources provided for the GlusterFS client.
 

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hey friends

i have a windows xp2 boot able cd.
recently i downloaded an executable of sp3 from the windows site..
around 6 months ago..

my friend told me a way to extract the boot file from the disc n copy it using nero to make a bootable sp3 cd. i had one but i lost it.
and now i dont remember how to do it again.

maybe you all could help.

gaurav.

P.S. Merry Christmas everyone!!
 

A:Solved: how to make a windows sp3 bootable cd from a xp2 bootable??

If you Google slipstreaming XP or similar you should be able to get the info you're after; sounds like what you want to do anyway.

Here's one result; http://www.helpwithwindows.com/WindowsXP/Slipstreaming_Windows_XP_Service_Pack_3.html
 

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Hi.

I'm trying to do a fresh install of windows 7 onto an Crucial M4 SSD as the previousversion kept hanging atstartup, but the installation seems to hang and is very slow. So I want to restore my SSD back to factory settings and maybe this would help. Normally I would use partition magic but that's on a bootable flash drive and unfortunately this pc will not boot to usb. Is it possible to make the bootable flash drive into a bootable cd rom? cheers guys.
 

A:Can i make a bootable flash drive into a bootable cd rom?

if you have the files on the usb, you should be able to just copy them to the cd and it should boot. i say should because i have not done this. if you use a windows 7 system to do this, you should get the option to make the cd bootable when you burn it using windows.
 

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I'm looking for a freeware utility that will clone a bootable USB stick with special build of Slax with an inhouse developed program to a bootable CDROM. There's plenty of information on how to go the opposite way, from bootable CDROM to bootable USB, but our company has several bootable sticks that we want to make into bootable CD's.

I'm looking specifically for freeware/sourceforge type programs, NOT shareware or paid software.

I tried copying the file structure from the USB stick (which is formatted Fat32) to a CD and burning it, but that CD won't boot.

I've also tried using a freeware app called USB image tool 1.59 by Alexander Beug (alex's coding playground) to generate a .img file of the bootable flash drive, then used an app called cdrtfe 1.5 portable by O. Valencia (cdrtfe - open source CD/DVD burning program (cdrtools/Mode2CDMaker/VCDImager Frontend/GUI)), using the bootable CD option, and referencing the img file generated by USBimagetool. I was able to burn a disc, but it wouldn't boot.

I've looked through this article here Bart's way to create bootable CD-Roms (for Windows/Dos) but all I'm wanting to do is create a bootable ISO clone of a flash drive that would also make a CD bootable and contain all the files therein.

Is such a process even possible?

Michael Lining
Technical Support
Bob Jones University

A:Software for cloning bootable USB to bootable CDROM?

My guess would be, start with a slax image from a site like this:
Slax: build

Load it into a tool that lets you add files to images. Add the files you need from the USB. Then use the image write command of the tool to create a new .iso. Burn the .iso.

I haven't done custom iso boot images in a bit. Even if I remember the image tool there's probably better ones out there now.

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Hi all,

where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using?i tried to f ind it in /usr/src/linux-2.4.20.8, but no result.
 

A:where to locate DHCP code, which my Linux machine(red hat linux-2.4) is using.

I moved you over to development, maybe someone here will be familiar with the layout of the source files.
 

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Hi there

I usually run a LINUX HOST for testing Windows VM's - but I need to test some new releases of various Linux distros so I've created some VM's --easy enough and running them on a Windows Host.

However I can't attach a USB drive with a Linux file system (XFS) to the VM as the Windows HOST rejects the HDD wanting me to format it !!. There's 2.7 TB of media files on it - I want to test running media server in a VM.

Anybody know how to bypass the Windows nag prompt about the HDD and be able to attach it direct to the VM.

(The other way round is no problem -- never a problem loading NTFS HDD's on to Linux machines -- however the NTFS file system is SLOW compared with XFS -- on USB3 device on Native windows transfer rate of 1 TB of files from fast NTFS HDD to NTFS USB3 device is max 82 Mib/s - average for whole transfer. On same machine with Native Linux and XFS to XFS (using same HDD's and USB 3 port avg speed is 350 mib/s !! -- HUGE difference !!!).

Note I have to have a Windows Host for this --I know I could run Linux VM's from a Linux Host but in this case I do have to use a Windows Host as that will be the destination system at the end of testing.

BTW I'm running VMWARE workstation 12.1 on W10 Pro Host.

Cheers
jimbo

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Has anyone tested it out or heard anything about it?
 

A:Trend Micro Web Security and Trend Micro Kids Safety for Playstation 3 and PSP

I've got it, I don't really use it though, Do you want it, it's better than Norton, but it brings in a lot of scammers, so we had to get a new credit card.
 

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I have SUSE 9.3 Installed on a 19GB partition of a 40GB hard drive. I heard that it is possible to dual boot with Windows with Linux being the first installed OS, but it's complicated. Can anyone tell me if I can pull this off without having to make Windows the first installed OS? Here is how I have my partitions:
hda1=1GB [swap]
hda2=17.8 / [root]
 

A:Linux/Windows dualboot machine with Linux first?

The easiest way: Make hda1 bigger and install Windows there.

You will have to restore GRUB later using the SuSE CD and also create the GRUB menu entry for WIndows..
 

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Ok, I have a Toshiba PCX 2200 series and this is the modem that Road Runner uses(well one of them anyway) and also I use the USB cable not the NIC. Is linux refusing the USB and prefers NIC?
 

A:I tried on the linux boards so now I'm here, about cable modem on linux...

Most of the times yes... it depends of the distro version that you use...
In any case you're better off with a nic card ( and this applies for Micro$oft OS as well...)
 

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I read all the messages about making sure the partition is botable. However nothing was mentioned about changing a partition that has an existing OS working on it from not bootable to bootable.
I have two HDD with two partitions each. One HDD has Windows 98 on partition 1 and storage on partition 2. The other drive has Windows 2000 Pro on partition 1 and Windows XP Home on partition 2.
When I set up my partitions with Western Digital's Data Lifeguard Tools, the only partition that was made bootable was the one active partition with Windows 98. The other three partitions are primary but non-bootable.
I use the Windows loader to access each OS.
Now I need to format the Windows 98 partition but can't take a chance of wiping out the MBR which is on the first disk and thereby having no way to access Windows XP for regular operations until I get 98 working again.

So does anyone knowif it's possible to change the status of a working partition (Windows XP) from non-bootable to bootable without destroying the partition? Other wise I have to completely clean both drives and start over from scratch installing all the OS.
 

A:Change partition from non-bootable to bootable.

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I have XP SP1 on one CD. I installed XP and SP1 on my computer and then upgraded to XP 2. I slipstreamed both the bootable XP & SP1 and SP 2 upgrade into one directory. Together XP, SP1, and SP2 amout to about 800 meg. How do I get the combined 800 meg onto one bootable source like a CD?

The reason I want to do this is because I am getting error messages on bootup to drive C requiring me to do a Windows repair. I cannot do a windows repair on my C drive because my C drive has SP1 and SP2, while my bootable windows CD has only SP1. Currently I am booting up using a floppy.
 

A:Solved: How Do I Make A Bootable XP2 Bootable CD?

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I read the tutorial on building a Windows EFI USB stick from the Windows ISO. I want to build an EFI/USB from an ISO of a bootable third party application, which is not designed to boot from UEFI. First, I went through the steps in Diskpart. Then, I copied the files from the third party ISO to the USB stick. Screenshot 34 shows the objects listed from the third party ISO. The second screenshot (35) shows what I have on my Win 8.1 ISO. I tried to just copy the efi folder and bootmgr files from the Win 8 ISO, but my Win 8 system (a VM) didn't like that at all. Thanks!

A:Build bootable EFI USB from bootable third party ISO

You need to be using a bootable software app, which uses WinRE4x64 for Windows 8/8.1, not a bootable software app, which is using WinRE1x32 for Windows XP.

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I have a USB drive with Ophcrack and a rainbow table in it. I can boot from it. I want to make an ISO from it with the table still installed. I'm trying to use it on VMware. I've tried using PowerISO by opening the files and saving them as an ISO. It wouldn't boot.

A:Make bootable ISO from bootable USB Drive

See if the answers on this site help you

A Guy

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I AM CLEARING AND REWORKING MY NT4 AND WAS WONDERING ABOUT A LINUX OS TO WORK ALONG WITH IT IN A PARTITION.
COULD ANYONE RECOMEND A GREAT BROTHER?
I HEARD THAT CORELS LINUX IS SUCH A PLAYER WITH NT4. ANY OTHER LINUX OS THAT MAY BE BETTER? I AM A VERY NEWBIE AT THIS POINT>

THANKS------------OKOKOPO

 

A:{Moved to Linux Forum} - NT-4 AND LINUX ?

Greetings

OK, I have never worked with Corel's Linux, but I have been told that it is a nice version to learn the Linux GUI.

Other good version's to learn on are Mandrake and Red Hat. But, if you want to get more power out of your linux installation, you need to use distributions like Slackware, or Debian.

And... I am sure that another Linux fan will have a completely different point of view. Oh well... If you want, I can move this thread to the Linux forum, and you can see what their reaction is.

My best solution for you, is to buy a "Linux for Dummies" type of book, which should come with a free CD with a Linux distribution on it. That way, you get a beginner's Guide to Linux, plus a pressed bootable CD.

What I can give you, are specific instructions to installing linux as a dual boot system with NT.

If you go to www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot I have specific instructions on how to dual boot your system with NT.

Hope this helps

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Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

[email protected]

Website: www.xperts.co.za/reuel/multiboot

Every morning is the dawn of a new error...
 

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Hello i have a couple of questions i want to try a different os for my windows 7 computer but im pretty confused on which one too use. theres this one ubuntu Ubuntu online tour and then linux New features in Linux Mint 13 - Linux Mint which one should i try out and is it user friendly? and how many other os are there for windows 7 im pretty confused... and before i download it should i backup my pc before i install it. any input would be helpful. thanks

A:want to try unbuntu and linux or linux mint

Linux mint is comparatively easier to use, as it's GUI is similar to Windows. On the other hand, Ubuntu or Fedora look a bit different, but the functions are basically the same.

It will be a good idea to take a backup before installation.

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Hi,

I need to read windows files on linux for Red Hat Linux 9.x.
Can some one tell me the way, how this can be done or some setting which enable to read files from windows on linux.


regards
ratan
 

A:windows files on linux for Red Hat Linux

If you need to read an NTFS mounted drive in that machine then you'll need to add kernel support for NTFS. Try looking http://www.linux-ntfs.org/ for that info. If you just want to hit shares then just mount them via smb.
 

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Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

Cheers
jimbo

A:Linux users - Linux Mint 17 "Qiana" releaed

Originally Posted by jimbo45


Hi there

Linux Mint (17) QIANA now released

I Am trying this in a VM now before testing on a REAL machine. I'm looking for good things with this release --it's a LTS (Long Term support) release which will be supported until 2019.

This is the sort of things I've been looking for -- I tend to use Linux as an everyday desktop and like the idea of Long term release support -- one of the main reasons I chose OPENSUSE over a lot of other ones - but I do prefer a debian based system over an RPM based one like SUSE even though I haven't had too many complaints with it.

(I recommend you use the LEGAL torrent in their links - it's a lot faster than some of the servers until the mirrors get loaded up with the new release).

The Linux Mint Blog ? Blog Archive ? Linux Mint 17 ?Qiana? Cinnamon RC released!

Cheers
jimbo



Yup... great news...Just to emphasise - Qiana is RC at the moment...

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Ars reports from the Linux Security Summit?and finds much work that needs to be done.

The Linux kernel today faces an unprecedented safety crisis. Much like when Ralph Nader famously told the American public that their cars were "unsafe at any speed" back in 1965, numerous security developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit in Toronto that the operating system needs a total rethink to keep it fit for purpose.

No longer the niche concern of years past, Linux today underpins the server farms that run the cloud, more than a billion Android phones, and not to mention the coming tsunami of grossly insecure devices that will be hitched to the Internet of Things. Today's world runs on Linux, and the security of its kernel is a single point of failure that will affect the safety and well-being of almost every human being on the planet in one way or another.

"Cars were designed to run but not to fail," Kees Cook, head of the Linux Kernel Self Protection Project, and a Google employee working on the future of IoT security, said at the summit. "Very comfortable while you're going down the road, but as soon as you crashed, everybody died."

Continue Reading - http://arstechnica.co.uk/security/2016/09/linux-kernel-security-needs-fixing/

Share your thoughts and opinions below.
 

A:Linux kernel security needs a rethink, Linux Security Summit

Same thing that has been argued time and again about Windows OS over the years...
 

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I've been cosidering giving linux a shot, but am unsure which to try, there are so many, and all have there following.
I want it to be fairly simple to install, and I want it to ideally recognize all my hardware the 1st time.

It'll be on a 1.8ghz p4, 512mb ram, 60gb(or more) hd., intel integrated 845gl graphics, and integrated stereo sound.

I've been looking at Ubuntu, and it looks ok, but I know nothing about linux, so I may be way off track.

Any help?
 

A:What Linux to try for a Linux noob?

I've yet to get to grips with Linux but as far as installing. If you wish to pay (this will give you some hand holding, but Tech sopt can supply this) SUSE went on withotu problems. For a free one (2.6GB download) Fedora core was also trouble free for me.
Spike has installed Fedora Core 4 I believe and I think this went well for him.

In your own words Spike.
 

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Dear All,

A brandnew VERBATIM 8GB Micro SDHC Card is only recognized as 1GB in my T130 / WIN 7 - funny enough: A brandnew SANDISC 8G SDHC Card is recognized as 8GB
Anything I can do here to use the VERBATIM Card ?

Any Feedback is much appreciated

Ciao Gerhard

A:Re: 8GB Verbatim Micro SDHC card recognized as 1GB Micro SDHC Card

Where did you buy that 8GB SD Card? Are you sure it's genuine?

If you got it from eBay or similar, it may be a fake SD Card that is physically 1GB but reformatted and re-badged as 8GB.

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Can it be done?

I have a copy of winxp pro, but it's not a bootable disc. Can I copy the CD again using, say NTI CD maker 6 and make it bootable? NTI has an option "make bootable disc", but I don't really know if it works with winxp pro. Does it? I also have nero (own it, not a trial version) and THINK that nero has a "make bootable" option, but can't be sure.

If I can do this, it will save me from having to install w2k pro first (cuz I have that on a bootable disc) then installing winxp pro after starting the machine with w2k pro. I'll be doing my sons machine tonight, and I'd like to avoid having dual OS's if I can.

Any advice would be great!

A:Turn Non Bootable Disc Into Bootable Disc?

I have never seen a non-boot XP Pro disk. Have to checked the BIOS to make sure the CD is first in the Boot Order.

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I have two hard disks, hda = 120gb and hdb = 40gb. I want to install two LINUX operating systems. I would like to have the option of booting into the operating system of my choice at boot time. I am currently running Fedora Core release 3 (Heidelberg)
Linux 2.6.9-1.681_FC3 on hda. When I try to install the 2nd system on hdb the boot loader overwrites the MBR on hda. I am lost as to how to get around this. I am not currently nor do I plan to run Windows. I am reading info pages on Grub and Parted, but I feel a little overwhelmed and could use a little guidence. I would appreciate any help to get me pointed in the right direction. Thanks,
stanch
 

A:2nd linux install overwrites MBR of 1st linux install

What version are you installing as the second Linux?

All Linux installs ask you where to install the bootloader. You may have to choose some advanced install method if it doesn't for you.

Just tell it not to install a bootloader at all or don't put in the hda MBR. It usually gives you a choice between the MBR and the Linux parition IIRC. Just put the second instance onto the new Linux partition.

After that edit the original bootloader's configuration so you can boot the second Linux instance.

You could also use a common boot partition for both of your Linux installs but that would take some more tinkering.
 

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Hello there. I have lost my zen micro CD and the drivers from internet are somewhat not working... Can anyone please upload the CD or is there another way?
 

A:Zen Micro CD

Look at the Zen Micro support site and click Downloads
 

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I was just given a Micro-ATX motherboard, and I'm still somewhat new to the hardware aspect of everything. I was wondering what the difference is between Micro-ATX and ATX...could I fit a micro-atx into an atx case?
 

A:ATX vs. Micro-ATX

Yes, but not the other way around. Usually the only difference is the # of pci slots.
 

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I have recently got an old zen micro that we found lying around the house and i have windows seven on my laptop and i pluggeed in the zen and found that it would not run because windows could not find the correct driver software.
any help would be great thanks
N64gk

A:Zen Micro

Hi if there are drivers you should find them here Creative Worldwide Support

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