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asked 2013-12-22 11:30:38 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 13:01:00 -0500

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Hi everybody, It was a surprise to me that "dd if= of= bs=" command can be used to make a bootable pendrive of linux os. i tried this time to make fedora 20 full dvd botable to pendrive. I was very much happy and amazed. Can this make a windows dvd to bootable pendrive.



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answered 2013-12-22 15:06:33 -0500

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Open up a terminal and location the device that your USB drive is mounted to.

In my situation I had my USB Drive mounted at the following location /media/usb, the device was location at the following location /dev/sdb1

I first unmounted the drive using the following command:

sudo umount /dev/sdb1

I then changed directories until I was in the path of my Windows 7 .ISO image. This is not necessary; I do this out of habit. I then use the ‘dd’ command to copy the .ISO image to the USB Device (USB Drive).

Example: dd if=windows7.iso of=/dev/sdb1

After a short while the image is fully copied to the USB Drive and you can then boot from this device to begin the Windows 7 Install

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