Well Hello
there techies,
In this
Tutor, I’ll be showing you creating bootable disk.
There are 6
easiest way of booting your disk.
Ø
Method 1 :-
Have an old USB drive lying around that you don’t use
anymore? Turn it into an operating install disk for Windows, Linux or Mac, or a
diagnostic tool for your PC. Follow this guide to learn how.

·         Step 1 :  

Open the Command
Prompt. You will need to run Command Prompt as an Administrator. Right-click on
it and select Run as Administrator. You may need to enter the Administrator
password.This method will create a USB drive that is bootable. You can then
copy the contents of     an operating
installation disc onto the drive to create a portable installation drive.

This method only works in Windows Vista, 7, and 8.
·
Step 2 :
Open the disk
management utility. This can be opened by entering the command “disk
part”.
·
Step 3 :
Display the connected
disks. Type the command list disk to show a list of all the drives connected to
your computer. Your USB drive should be listed here as well. Make note of the
number next to your USB drive.
·                       :
 

Select the USB drive.
Enter the command select disk #, replace “#” with the number from the previous
step.
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Step 5 :

 
 
 
 
Clean the flash drive. Enter
the command clean to have the disk management utility verify the integrity of
the USB drive, and erase all data.
·
Step 6 :
Create a bootable partition. Once the
USB drive is clean, type in create partition primary. You will see a message
saying that the operation was successful.3
·
Step 7 :

Select the new
partition. Enter the command select partition 1 and press Enter. Once you
receive a confirmation message, type active and press Enter. This will activate
the partition.
·
Step 8 :

Format the USB drive.
Input the command format fs=fat32 . When you press Enter, the program will work
for a few minutes (if it is a small USB, e.g. 4Gb could take hours to slow
format), and the progress will be displayed as a percentage.
·
Step 9 :
          

Assign the USB a drive
letter. Enter the command assign to give the thumb drive a letter designation.
Type exit to end the disk management program.
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Step 10 :
Copy the operating system. Once the
USB drive has been made bootable, you can copy over the installation files for
the operating system you want to install. You can do this by dragging and
dropping using your preferred file manager/explorer.
Copy over any drivers you might need
during the operating system installation to make the process much smoother.
Ø  Method 2 :-
On Windows
Vista or 7
·
Step
! :

 
Create or Obtain A Windows Vista/7
ISO. Install a free burning program. There are some free burning utilities
available online. You need one that can create ISO files. If you received your
Windows 7 as a downloadable ISO file from Microsoft, you could skip to Step 2.
Insert your Windows 7 DVD. Open your
new burning program. Look for an option such as “Copy to Image” or “Create
Image.” If prompted, select your DVD drive as the source.
Save your ISO file. Choose an easy to
remember name and location for the file. The ISO you make will be equal in size
to the disc you are copying. This means it can take up several gigabytes of
space on your hard drive. Be sure you have enough storage available.
Creating the ISO can take a long
time, depending on the speed of your computer and DVD drive.
·
Step 2 :
Download Windows 7 USB/DVD Download
Tool. This is available for free from Microsoft. Despite its name, this tool
works with Windows Vista ISOs as well. You can run this tool on virtually any
version of Windows.
·
Step 3 :
Select the Source file. This is the
ISO that you created or downloaded in the first section. Click Next.
·
Step 4 :
Select USB device. You are given the
option to either burn to a DVD or create a USB device. For this guide, click
USB Device.
·
Step 5 :
Choose your USB device. Make sure
that your flash drive is connected correctly. You will need at least 4GB space
on your flash drive to copy over the Windows installation.
·
Step 6 :
Wait while the program works. The
program will format the USB drive to boot correctly, then copy the ISO file
onto the drive. The copying process can take up to 15 minutes to complete,
depending on the speed of your machine.
Ø Method 3 :-
·
Step 1 :
 
Gather your software
and hardware. You will need USB_Prep8 and bootsect.exe. These are developer
tools both freely available online. You will also need a flash drive at least
1GB in size, and a Windows XP installation CD or DVD.
Insert the USB drive
and the Windows XP disc. Close any Autoplay windows that open.
·
Step 2 :
Extract and run USB_Prep8. Once you
extract the USB_Prep8 .zip file, open the folder it creates and run
usb_prep8.cmd. This will open a command prompt. Press any key to format the USB
drive with PeToUSB. Note: In Windows 7, you will need to open a cmd as
administrator and run usb_prop8.cmd from prompt. Otherwise, nothing works.
·
Step 3 :
Start the format. Do not change any
of the settings in the PeToUSB window. Once the format is complete, leave both
windows open and start a new command prompt by pressing Windows key + R and
typing “cmd” into the field.
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Step 4 :
Extract boots. Once it is extracted,
navigate to the boots folder using the new command window. Once you are in the
boots directory on your computer, type “bootsect.exe /nt52 Z:”. Change the “Z”
to the drive letter of your USB drive.
You cannot have any windows open
showing the contents of the USB drive at this point, or the operation will fail,
and you will need to restart
Bootsect copies the files necessary
to allow your computer to boot from the flash drive. When it is complete, you
will see the message “Bootcode was successfully updated on all targeted
volumes.” You can close this window and PeToUSB now, but keep the usb_prep8
command window open.
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Step 5 :
Adjust the Prep8 settings. Once the
boots are done copying, the usb_prep8 command window will display a numbered
menu allowing you to change some settings. You will need to change the first 3
settings:
Press 1 and then Enter. A Browse for
Folder window will open. Select the drive that contains your Windows XP disc
and press OK.
Press 2 and then Enter. If you have a
drive on your computer that is already assigned to the letter T:, then change
this option to a free letter. Otherwise, you can leave this as is.
Press 3 and then Enter. Enter the
drive letter for your USB flash drive
·
Step 6 :
Start the copy process. To do this,
press 4 and then Enter. You will be notified that proceeding will format the
virtual disk from the earlier menu. Press Y to continue. Once the format is
complete, press any key to continue.
Files will scroll up the screen as
the copy process progresses. You will be prompted to press any key to continue
again. After a few moments, a window will open confirming that you want to copy
TempDrive Files. Press Yes, and wait around 15 minutes, then press Yes for the
next two windows that open.
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Step 7 :
Begin Windows XP setup. At this
point, the USB drive is complete. Insert it into the computer that you want to
install Windows XP on. You will need to set the BIOS to boot from a USB drive.
Check out our guide on setting your BIOS correctly.
When the startup menu opens, select
Option 1 for a text mode installation. The Windows XP installation will now
begin as normal.
After the computer reboots after the
text mode portion, select Option 2 to start the GUI (Graphical User Interface)
portion of the installation.
Keep your USB drive plugged in during
the entire installation process.
Ø Method 4 :-
·
Step 1 :
Download the Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD)
ISO file. This file is available for free from the developers here. The UBCD is
a collection of diagnostic tools that can be run before the operating system
loads. Having them all on one thumb drive makes for a convenient PC repair
tool. You will also need the Universal USB Installer, which can be found here.
Place the Universal USB Installer in the same folder as the UBCD .iso file.
·
Step 2 :
Run the Universal USB Installer.
Select Ultimate Boot CD from the menu. Make sure that the directory in the
field is correct. Select the correct drive letter for your USB flash drive.
Click the Create button.
·
Step 3 :
Boot from the USB drive. After the
USB is done being created, you’re ready to boot from the drive and run the diagnostic
tool.
Ø Method 5 :-
·
Step 1 :
Assemble the hardware and software
that you will need. You will need an 8GB or larger USB flash drive. You will
also need the OS X installer app from the Mac App Store. Download the app and insert
the USB drive.
·
Step 2 :
Launch the Disk Utility. It can be
found in the Utility folder inside the Applications folder. The Disk Utility
will allow you to manipulate the USB drive. In the left frame, select your USB
drive and then open the Partition tab. Under Partition Layout, select 1
Partition.
·
Step 3 :
Select the format. From the Format
drop-down menu, select Mac OS Extended (Journaled). This will allow your drive
to be read by any Mac OS computer. Click the Options button and select GUID
Partition Table.
·
Step 4 :
Find the Install Mac OS X file. This
is the .app file that you downloaded from the Mac App Store. It is installed in
the Applications folder by default. Right-click on the file and select Show
Package Contents. Open Contents and then Shared Support. You should see a file
called InstallESD.dmg. Drag this file to your desktop.
·
Step 5 :
Open the Disk Utility again. Click on
the USB drive in the left frame. Open the Restore tab and click the Image… the
button next to the Source box. Select the InstallESD.dmg file. For Destination,
drag the newly created partition into the field.
Click the Restore button. You will be
asked for confirmation before the copy process begins. Press Erase to continue.
The process can take up to an hour to complete, depending on the speed of your
Mac. Once it is finished, you can boot from the USB drive and install Mac OS X
as if you were using a disc.
Ø Method 6 :-
·
Apple (or PC) running Windows XP or later (preferably
Windows 7+)
·
Rufus application
·
8 GB USB flash drive (minimum recommended)

Now, let’s create our first bootable
UFD using Rufus, shall we? Follow these steps:

Rufus requires an account with admin
access in order to make the necessary changes to hardware. After
authenticating, insert the USB flash drive and launch Rufus. It will detect the
drive almost immediately. Since Rufus can handle various partition schemes and
file structures, ensure that the correct settings are set that match the UFD
you’re going to build (Figure A).

Figure
A

Click the optical drive button next
to the Create a bootable disk using checkbox, and you’ll be prompted to search
for the ISO image to use (Figure B).
Figure B

When using ISO images, Rufus will
automatically modify the settings to best match it. Once everything is set
correctly, click the Start button to begin the process. You’ll be prompted with
a warning that all data on the UFD will be destroyed. Click OK to proceed with
the creation process (Figure C).
Figure
C

Depending on the ISO image size, the
process may take several minutes to complete. For the log readout of each step
in the process, click the Log button to open a side window and save the output
details (Figure D).
Figure
D
The longest part of the entire
process is the file copy portion. This is typically the last step and varies
depending on file size/number of files to copy (Figure
E
).
Figure E

When complete, double-check the
external drive to verify the files were copied over (Figure F).
Figure F

With the process completed, simply
eject the UFD, insert it into the device you wish to install the OS on, and boot
as you normally would. The days of carrying multiple CD/DVDs with you and
dealing with lagging installs are drawing to a close with the ubiquitous use of
USB drives—and the storage capacity can’t be beat.

There are some links on the site for
some helpful tutorials on creating certain types of UFDs, and there’s multiple
localization support for a variety of languages worldwide.

Thats All for Now….

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