Solved I have an os on my flash drive and i want to make it boot

November 18, 2013 at 11:09:27
Specs: ubuntu
i want to convert my usb to a hard drive so that i can boot the OS from my flash drive and load it into my actual hard drive.

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#1
November 18, 2013 at 12:16:46

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#2
November 18, 2013 at 13:56:14
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As riider indicates, you can do this with a Linux distribution, but you cannot do it with Windows since Microsoft wants to be sure that the OS is tied to the hardware on one machine only. Microsoft wants you to pay for Windows for each machine you are running it on.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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November 26, 2014 at 19:13:43
Rufus will let you use DOS or an installation iso if that is any help. It will boot up as drive C:, moving your real hard drives to D:, E: etc. But you can work around this by moving the installation files to the real hard drives, making them bootable, power down, remove the USB drive and boot to real hard drives to continue the installation. You do NOT want the USB drive in the machine when you do this final step, it CAN take over and pooch the whole deal.

Flash devices can never take the place of a real hard drive as they don't write or read at the same speed or use the same methods of doing that. You can do some pretty amazing stuff along these lines but I wouldn't trust it any further than I could throw it.

Lee


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#4
November 26, 2014 at 19:17:36
This thread is a year old, I doubt that the OP is still looking at it.
Try helping someone with a more current problem.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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