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Thread: How to make a bootable USB drive in Windows 7

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    Just burned his ISO
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    Default How to make a bootable USB drive in Windows 7

    There is a problem with the bootinst.bat when using Windows 7. You have to run it as an administrator for it to work. But when you do this it doesn't detect the USB drive automatically.
    Everything that is done by a .bat file can be done by hand using cmd.exe. This particular batch file is more of a UI than a script. Therefore it's easy to do by hand:

    First of all you need to format the drive and extract BOOT and BT3 from the iso file and put those folders on the drive.
    Now when you have done that, to the trick:

    1. Run cmd.exe as an administrator
    Press start. Search for "cmd.exe". When you find it, right click it and select "Run as administrator".

    2. Make USB drive bootable
    What the batch really does is executing a application. So we'll do it by hand:
    Check what letter your USB drive had: (Eg. C, D, E etc.)
    Then write in cmd: "E:" (Replace "E" with your letter)
    Now it's time to execute the application with the correct settings:
    "\boot\syslinux\syslinux.exe -ma -d \boot\syslinux E:" (!!!IMPORTANT!!! Again, replace "E" with you letter !!!IMPORTANT!!!)

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    Just burned his ISO unclebrowny's Avatar
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    Jan 2010


    Yeah its a good quick way to get it going. I posted this a few months ago on remote exploit group on facebook (my name is Kris Brown).
    As far as i know the wiki has no entry for this.
    If it doesn't, why dont you go claim it?

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