|10 Aug 2012||#1|
Ways to turn Bootable USB to a file/folder (ISO, etc.)
Most tutorials on the internet are about how to make a bootable USB.
What I want to do is take the contents of a bootable USB, put it in a file such as ISO, and then keep it somewhere online so that even if the USB gets lost or damaged, I can make another one and boot from it.
So, what are the ways to do it and what are their pros and cons?
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|10 Aug 2012||#2|
Here is the way to create a .bin file of a bootable USB Flash Drive (UFD) and replicate it to any other UFD.
Download ImageUSB from Tools for OSForensics - ImageUSB - Write an image to multiple USB Flash Drives . Extract it to folder.
The following screenshots are self-explanatory.
( In this hands-on trial, I have imaged my bootable Lucid Puppy on a 1GB Imation UFD, created a lucidpuppy.bin file and wrote it to an HP 8GB UFD ( that was the only UFD that was free.). I have checked that I can boot Lucid Puppy from the replicated HP UFD. Enjoy.)
CAUTION: Ensure that you have backed up all data on the UFD to which you are replicating since the whole drive will be erased in the writing process.
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