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Boot nLite image from USB thumb drive?


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Hello everyone,

I have an ultraportable laptop which does not have an integrated optical drive. Is there a way to extract an nLite-generated ISO and somehow load it onto a USB thumb drive for installing Windows? I'd like to have "windows installation on a stick" as a backup for emergency situations.

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yes,

there are a few ways, some established, some yet to be finalized.

Here are the main threads about them:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=61384

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=81537

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=81788

Start from here:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=81788&st=6

And see which method might better suit you.

jaclaz

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  • 4 weeks later...

*FOUND ONE THAT MIGHT WORK*

takes some work, but from where i've gotten it's possible.

<a href=http://www.ngine.de/index.jsp?pageid=4176> try this </a>

so far i've gotten to the set up screen but my 1 gig stick wasn't big enough. attempting to disable the size limitations as we speak.

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*FOUND ONE THAT MIGHT WORK*

Actually that one, like all the other ways generated from this thread:

http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?showtopic=14181

DO work, tested and confirmed.

A list of the methods is in this post of mine:

http://www.911cd.net/forums//index.php?sho...181&st=1988

If I may, do start with the fully automated one you can find here:

http://www.usboot.org/tiki-index.php

However, the whole thread and methods are for install and run XP on a USB stick, not for installing from it, which was the OP question.

jaclaz

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This is pretty cool, I'm going to have to give it a try. I've tried things like MoJo Pac and just wasn't impressed.

Well, Mojopac is nice, but it is an alltogether different thing, it is just a way to make your desktop "portable" between systems that already run XP.

See here:

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=86954

http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=85569

Also, the "XP on usb stick" is NOT necessarily "portable" between different systems, if you need something that is "guaranteed" as portable, you will need something more like BartPE/Reatogo/UBCD4WIN/Winbuilder, i.e. a PE based system on the stick.

jaclaz

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Hello everyone,

I have an ultraportable laptop which does not have an integrated optical drive. Is there a way to extract an nLite-generated ISO and somehow load it onto a USB thumb drive for installing Windows? I'd like to have "windows installation on a stick" as a backup for emergency situations.

http://kurtsh.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!...!1665.entry

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Hello everyone,

I have an ultraportable laptop which does not have an integrated optical drive. Is there a way to extract an nLite-generated ISO and somehow load it onto a USB thumb drive for installing Windows? I'd like to have "windows installation on a stick" as a backup for emergency situations.

http://kurtsh.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!...!1665.entry

Yep :), though that is for VISTA, not for XP.

jaclaz

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A USB Guide document needed.

Since this question appears alot here, and there are multiple links to various solutions, it

would be nice if someone wrote a "USB OS BOOT Install Guide" in pdf format and provided

a link at the top of this websites home page for easy access. See the "Unattended Guide"

link that is already provided.

The guide should include various solutions and for various OS' such as 98,XP, Vista

which would be specified in various chapters of the Guide.

Just some thoughts here.... :thumbup

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