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Old June 7, 2008, 11:48 AM
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Dell offers a similar utilty but it is harder to find as the download link seems to move around.

You can also do it manually with Bart's MKBT, Make Bootable utility found on his excellent site.

Do not be suprised if it does not work on every stick. I have had about a 25% failure rate but most of them were older 128M sticks.

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Thanx for the great how to SG, Future Shop has Kingston 2GB Data Traveler 9.99 and there Kingston 8GB DataTraveler 29.99
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Yes I have used this for flashing, I will have a Flashing How To: up by the end of the week along with a Memtest from USBDrive Guide.
Supergrover, I'm looking forward to the next 2 guides (flashin & Memtest), when ever you get a chance, no hurry, I'll be here waiting..
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Supergrover, I'm looking forward to the next 2 guides (flashin & Memtest), when ever you get a chance, no hurry, I'll be here waiting..
I'll try to remember to put it on my to-do list, I had them almost finished and the drive they were on died, I lost all the data and just never got back to it.

Teach me for not using a mirror array for storage.
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Thanks. This is pretty, cool, I'll have to try this the next time I get a thumb drive.
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Would it be possible to install Ubuntu onto a PC with this? Like you first format the thumb drive, then copy everything from the Ubuntu CD/.iso to the thumb drive.

EDIT: Would installing Windows XP from this work too?
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Old July 13, 2008, 11:29 AM
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ubuntu - UNetbootin - The Universal Netboot Installer
source - Episode114 - PaulDotCom Security Weekly

windows - I think not as the XP installer has no USB support.
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Old July 13, 2008, 08:59 PM
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Great, thanks! Now it would be easier to troubleshoot my computer if I can't boot into Windows..
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I tried using this utility but the only FS I can format with is either FAT32 or NTFS. I can't get the regular FAT16 option.

Probably because I'm running Vista x64?
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Nostalgia zone: Anyone remember when floppys were actually floppy? The first computer we had was a Radio Shack TRS-80 which came with an optional external 8" floppy. And a tape drive which stored data at 300 baud.
The TRS-80 aka Coco was my second computer, so much typing and saving to tape to play games in BASIC. My 1st was a Timex Sinclair - i'm not sure of the model though... I was really young, but i remember Frogger on it.


Thanks for the info! Great read.
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