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creating_a_bootable_flashdrive [2019/07/24 11:32]
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creating_a_bootable_flashdrive [2019/07/24 11:36]
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-## Creating a bootable flashdrive ​+# Creating a bootable flashdrive
  
 To create a bootable flashdrive for Windows you'll need an 8GB+ flash drive. For Linux, it depends on the distribution. You should be fine with 1GB for Arch, but hey, 16GB flash drives are like $5 today. To create a bootable flashdrive for Windows you'll need an 8GB+ flash drive. For Linux, it depends on the distribution. You should be fine with 1GB for Arch, but hey, 16GB flash drives are like $5 today.
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 To actually boot from the flash drive, go into your UEFI/BIOS settings and either find the option to boot directly from the flash drive or rearrange your boot order to boot from flash drive first. To actually boot from the flash drive, go into your UEFI/BIOS settings and either find the option to boot directly from the flash drive or rearrange your boot order to boot from flash drive first.
  
-### On Windows ​+## On Windows ​
  
-#### Linux or Windows images+### Linux or Windows images
  
 **[Rufus](https://​rufus.akeo.ie/​)** - Rufus usually has no problem working with Linux and Windows ISOs and is easy to work with. The only negative thing is that I didn't figure out how to make ISOs that boot both under BIOS and UEFI, only one or the other, which is selected under the "​Partition scheme"​ label. **[Rufus](https://​rufus.akeo.ie/​)** - Rufus usually has no problem working with Linux and Windows ISOs and is easy to work with. The only negative thing is that I didn't figure out how to make ISOs that boot both under BIOS and UEFI, only one or the other, which is selected under the "​Partition scheme"​ label.
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 unetbootin - Sometimes certain Linux distributions fail to be used by Rufus unetbootin - Sometimes certain Linux distributions fail to be used by Rufus
  
-### On Linux and macOS+## On Linux and macOS
 macOS has some command name differences not mentioned here, but the general idea works still. macOS has some command name differences not mentioned here, but the general idea works still.
  
-#### Linux images+### Linux images
  
 Unebootin or dd can be used for this purpose, I chose to use dd because it's preinstalled and straightforward. Unebootin or dd can be used for this purpose, I chose to use dd because it's preinstalled and straightforward.
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-#### Windows images+### Windows images
 Below is a description of the manual process, however you can use [WoeUSB](https://​github.com/​slacka/​WoeUSB) for an automated one. Below is a description of the manual process, however you can use [WoeUSB](https://​github.com/​slacka/​WoeUSB) for an automated one.
  
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-#### KON-BOOT images+### KON-BOOT images
 Format the flash drive with Gparted - Device > Create partition table - Set partition table to msdos. Afterwards create a FAT32 partition, remember to label it. Format the flash drive with Gparted - Device > Create partition table - Set partition table to msdos. Afterwards create a FAT32 partition, remember to label it.
  
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-### Using Android to emulate mass storage+# Using Android to emulate mass storage
  
-This can be used to boot OS images off of your phone instead off a flash drive.+You can boot images ​straight ​off your phone if you've root permissions.
  
-[Usb Mountr](https://​github.com/​Streetwalrus/​android_usb_msd)+[Usb Mountr](https://​github.com/​Streetwalrus/​android_usb_msd) ​was one of the FOSS solutions, but it was dropped by the maintainer. ​
  
-You need root.+[DriveDroid](https://​play.google.com/​store/​apps/​details?​id=com.softwarebakery.drivedroid&​hl=en) is supported but proprietary.
  
 Your kernel might support emulating USB, emulating CD drive or both. Your kernel might support emulating USB, emulating CD drive or both.
  
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