Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner
am I correct in saying, my flash drive should have the files it contains transferred to another location then make it bootable. Then add the files for whatever I intend using it for. When done, format it and replace the files it contained.
This is the method I found to make a flash drive bootable. Attachment 203390
The bootable pendrive you have referenced is a bootable DOS pendrive to boot into DOS and has only limited usage.
You can use it to run a bootable ISO but only one bootable ISO. For this you can use Rufus Rufus - Create bootable USB drives
.The first time and then everytime you want to create it with another bootable ISO, it will format your pendrive. So naturally you have to backup any data you have stored on it before doing that.
YUMI is Linux based and you can run multiple bootable ISOs from a menu. You shall start with a FAT32 formatted pendrive the first time or the program itself checked to format it. And naturally you have to backup any data that you may already have on the pendrive or you will lose it while formatting..
No formatting needed for subsequent addition of bootable ISOs. So any data you have stored may remain there.
Screenshots of my YUMI pendrive:
Hope this clarifies your doubts.