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Mac cannot find a OS to boot...try booting to the OSX cd (insert cd and hold down C on startup) and checking that the mac can see the drive installed

Another thing could be to check the startup Disk option from the cd too

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System Volume Information folder keeps appearing in my usb flash drives. I can see it when I plug into my game console but not on the computer. Everytime I delete it on the console it ends up back on there...


its system generated folder

this folder appear when u plug a USB drives in different OS based computers make it delete every time or use that drive in same computer every time

Oct 25, 2013 | HP Computers & Internet

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Porteus on a MultiBoot USB Flash (Grub4DOS)


Porteus is a linux distribution customized for USB flash
and disks (live mode)
It is available as 64bit and 32bit solution
to install on USB flash, CD, MP3 player, camera and hard drive.


Porteus 32bit
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1.) Download the Porteus 32bit ISO image:
http://porteus.org/index.php#

2.) Create a folder porteus on a USB flash drive.

3.) Take from the downloaded ISO, files
vmlinuz
initrd.lz (from the folder boot)
and all content (from the folder porteus)
will be placed in a folder porteus.

(extract the files from the ISO can programs Ultra-ISO or WinRar)

4.) In the main menu.lst add a:

title Porteus ==>
configfile (hd0,0)/boot/menus/porteus.lst

5.) In the folder /Boot/menus/ (Create a folder on a USB flash drive)
to file porteus.lst (Create a file on a USB flash drive) add:

splashimage (hd0,0)/BOOT/Splash/slacktux.xpm.gz
foreground 000000
background ffffff

timeout 30
default 0

title Porteus Graphics mode (KDE)
find --set-root /grldr
kernel /porteus/vmlinuz max_loop=255 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=xconf;telinit~4 fromusb
initrd /porteus/initrd.lz

title Porteus Graphics mode (KDE),Copy To RAM
find --set-root /grldr
kernel /porteus/vmlinuz max_loop=255 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw copy2ram autoexec=xconf;telinit~4 fromusb
initrd /porteus/initrd.lz

title Porteus Graphics mode (LXDE)
find --set-root /grldr
kernel /porteus/vmlinuz max_loop=255 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=lxde;xconf;telinit~4 fromusb
initrd /porteus/initrd.lz

title Porteus Graphics mode (LXDE),Copy To RAM
find --set-root /grldr
kernel /porteus/vmlinuz max_loop=255 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw copy2ram autoexec=lxde;xconf;telinit~4 fromusb
initrd /porteus/initrd.lz

title Porteus Graphics mode (KDE) + Save changes /porteus/
find --set-root /grldr
kernel /porteus/vmlinuz max_loop=255 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=xconf;telinit~4 changes=/porteus/ fromusb
initrd /porteus/initrd.lz

title Porteus Graphics VESA mode
find --set-root /grldr
kernel /porteus/vmlinuz max_loop=255 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=telinit~4 fromusb
initrd /porteus/initrd.lz

title Porteus Text mode
find --set-root /grldr
kernel /porteus/vmlinuz max_loop=255 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw fromusb
initrd /porteus/initrd.lz

title Return Back <==
configfile (hd0,0)/menu.lst

title Reboot
reboot

title ShutDown
halt

5.) Download file
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/slacktux.xpm.gz
Put the file in a folder /Boot/Splash/ (Create a folder on a USB flash drive)

6.) Porteus on our MultibootUSB flash-is ready for operation.


INFO: MultiBoot USB Flash - Survival Guide (Grub4DOS)
http://www.fixya.com/support/r8170992-multiboot_usb_flash_survival_guide


on Feb 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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MultiBoot USB Flash - Survival Guide


Grub4DOS is a boot manager
that can be easily installed to a USB flash.
It allows booting multiple operating systems
from a simple graphical user interface.

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1.) Format the USB flash drive in the FAT32 or NTFS filesystem. (Windows)
(
Download and start HPUSBFW.EXE )http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/HPUSBFW.EXE
-REMINDER!!! all data will be deleted on the USB flash-


1.a) Download necessary files
Grub4Doshttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/grub4dos-0.4.4.zip
Grub4Dos gui Installer 1.1
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/Grub4Dos%20gui%20Installer%201.1.rar

1.b) Extract the downloaded zip files into separate folders.
For example:
Grub4DOS to C:Grub4DOS
Grub4Dos gui Installer 1.1 to C:
Grub4Dos gui Installer 1.1

2.)
If your flashdrive is not already plugged into the computer, plug it in now.

2.a) The next step is to run the Grub4DOS Installer.
Browse to the Installer's unzipped folder using Windows Explorer.

2.b) Run the grubinst_gui.exe program (Windows XP)
Right-click on grubinst_gui.exe Run as administrator (Windows 7)

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2.c) Once the program is started, select the Disk option,
then click the Disk Refresh button and then select
your flashdrive from the dropdown box.
IMPORTANT:If you accidentally select the wrong drive,
you may not be able to boot your system without doing a boot repair.

2.d) Now click the Part List Refresh button,
then the dropdown box and finally select the Whole disk (MBR) option

2.e) Click the Install button to install Grub4DOS to the MBR
of the flashdrive.
Hopefully, you'll get the message that the installation was successful.

3.) The next step is to copy the grldr file to the flashdrive's
root folder.Using Windows Explorer, browse to the folder
where you unzipped
the Grub4DOS program and copy the file to the flashdrive.

3.a) Grub4DOS is now installed on the flashdrive.

4.)Download file
menu.lsthttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/menu.lst

4.a)You need to copy the menu.lst file to USB Flash

4.b)Create a folder Boot on a USB flash drive.
in this folder create new folders
Splash
menus

4.c) Download file
Snaiyahttp://dl.dropbox.com/u/4040651/Snaiya

4.d) On USB flash-open the folder Boot
Within-we see Splash folder. Copy the file Snaiya into it.


5.) Add Puppy Linux on a multiboot USB flash

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5.a) Download the Puppy ISO imagehttp://www.puppylinux.org/

5.b) Create a folder Puppy on a USB flash drive.

5.c) Take from the downloaded ISO, file
PUP_420.SFS (from the folder Puppy)
Rename it to pup_420.sfs
and copy it to
USB flash.

5.d) Copy all other files from the downloaded ISO (from the folder Puppy)
to the folder /Boot/Puppy/ (Create a folder on a USB flash)

5.e) In the menu.lst add a:

title Puppy
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/Puppy/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=100000
initrd /boot/Puppy/initrd.gz

5.f) Preserve the changes and now menu.lst looks like this:

gfxmenu (hd0,0)/boot/Splash/Snaiya
timeout 30
default 0

title Puppy
kernel (hd0,0)/boot/Puppy/vmlinuz ramdisk_size=100000
initrd /boot/Puppy/initrd.gz

title Boot from CD-rom
cdrom --init
map --hook
chainloader (cd0)

title ShutDown PC
halt

title Reboot PC
reboot

5.g) Puppy on our MultibootUSB flash-is ready for operation.
(Now we can restart our computer and see how it looks and works)

Depending on the options your motherboard, it is necessary when starting
your computer keyboard press: F8 or F12 or Esc, etc..
Thus you will appear a menu where you choose your USB flash drive.


on Feb 07, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Can i reboot my ps3 using lenux boot disk


Yes, Ofcourse.
Instructions
    • 1 Select and download a Linux distribution to download. Your options are Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Yellow Dog. Ubuntu and Yellow Dog have better support for PS3 than OpenSUSE and Fedora. Links are provided in the first Resource.
    • 2 Locate the boot loader included with your Linux distribution of choice and rename it to "otheros.bld" so the PS3 recognizes it. Your bootloader is either named "kboot" or "petitboot" followed by a version number.

  • Create a folder named "PS3" on the CD or Flash drive. Create another folder named "otheros" inside the "PS3" folder. These folder titles are case-sensitive--enter them exactly as they appear here.
  • 4 Save the "bootloader.bld" file in the "otheros" folder. If you are using a CD, burn it now. See the second Resource on how to burn a CD using tools included in Windows.
  • 5 Insert the Flash drive or CD into the PS3.
  • 6 Go to the "Settings" column of the PS3 main menu, select "System Settings," then "Install Other OS." The PS3 then searches for and starts installing the boot loader from the Flash drive or CD.
  • 7 From the "Settings" column again, select "System Settings," then "Default System." Choose "Other OS" from the options listed on the right.
  • 8 Burn the .iso of your Linux distribution of choice to a CD, if you want to boot the PS3 from a CD. If you're using a Flash drive, see the third Resource on how to put a running Linux installation on a Flash drive.
  • 9 Remove any disc already in the PS3 and turn it off.
  • 10 Insert the CD or Flash drive. The Flash drive goes into one of the PS3's USB ports, located on the front face, in the bottom right-hand corner. If you insert a CD, the PS3 automatically turns on.
  • 11 Turn on the PS3, if it hasn't turned itself on already. Select your Linux distribution from the boot loader menu to boot the PS3 from the Flash drive or CD.
  • Jun 05, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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    System32\config\system is corrupted. I want to boot from a flash drive. How it is made, the flash drive?


    I recommend you to boot from a Windows CD and use the 'repair' option.
    Anyways, Flash Drive is a Universal Serial Bus - Mass Storage Device (USB Memory Storage Device) also known as Pen Drive in common.

    • To install/Repair OS using a Flash Drive, you need to follow these steps

    Make your flash drive bootable using Bart's mkbt util:
    http://www.nu2.nu/mkbt/ ' Alt: mkbt20.zip

    1. Put a bootable floppy disk in your A: drive or create one using Windows.
    2. Download mkbt20.zip and unpack to to new temp folder you create.
    3. Go to the temp folder.
    4. Extract the bootsector from the bootable floppy disk. eg Open a DOS Window and go to the directory where you extracted MKBT. Type:  mkbt -c a: bootsect.bin
    5. The boot sectors from the bootable floppy disk have just been saved to a file in the temp folder you created.
    6. Format the flash drive in FAT or FAT16.
    7. Copy the bootsector to the flash drive. Open a DOS Window and go to the folder where you extracted MKBT. Type:  mkbt -x bootsect.bin Z:
    "Z" represents the flash drive drive Letter. So if your flash drive has another drive letter, then change the "Z" accordingly.

    Now you should be able to copy the utilities you need to the pen drive.

    If you need more Methods/Options, you can check BootDisk

    Aug 11, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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    I was trying to boot my pc from usb but it was noot bootable how to make usb drive bootable


    Have had loads of usb media, as far as I know some USB sticks are bootable others are not, usually it will say either on the manual or on the box of the product whether its bootable. If it is bootable format the usb drive fully then copy the BOOT.INI, NTLDR, and NTDETECT from the root directory of your PC's boot drive to the flash drive. These files are hidden by default, so you will either have to configure Windows Explorer to show hidden files (including protected operating system files) or you will have to open a Command Prompt window and use the COPY command to copy the files. If you choose to use the Windows Explorer method, then open Internet Explorer and enter C: into the address bar so that you are looking at your local hard drive. Next, select the Folder Options command from the Tools menu. When the Folder Options properties sheet opens, select the View tab. Now, just select the Show Hidden Files and Folders and deselect the Hide Extensions for Known File Types and the Hide Protected Operating System Files check boxes. Click OK to continue.

    Now that you have formatted your USB flash drive and installed the boot files onto it, the next thing that you must do is to configure your PC to allow you to boot from the flash drive. This is all done through the computer's BIOS Setup. I can't give you specific instructions for this part, because every computer is different. I can give you a few pointers though.
    You can access your computer's BIOS by pressing a specific key immediately after you turn the PC on. The key varies, but it is usually either [F1], [F2], or [Delete]. Once you are in the BIOS Setup, you should verify that all of your computer's USB options are enabled. This might include things like support for legacy USB devices or support for USB 2.0. If there is a time out setting for USB devices, you should set it to the max to insure that the system doesn't time out while waiting on the USB device to boot.
    Next, find the section on boot device priority. Normally, a USB flash drive (which is usually listed as USB-HDD, but may be listed as a removable device) will have a very low boot priority. If the USB flash drive's boot priority is lower than the hard disk (listed as HDD) then the only time the computer would ever boot off of the USB flash drive is if the system were to fail to boot from the hard disk. You must therefore rearrange the boot device priority so that the flash drive has a higher priority than the hard drive.

    Jul 01, 2009 | SanDisk Computers & Internet

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    Why my pen drive shows only files but not folders?


    Its the virus Known as "New folder Virus"(it may have other names").

    You can get your folders back by installng a very good anti-virus or else by downloading "Pen-Drive-Recovery-Demo.exe" from many websites( Search "Pen Drive Recovery" In google) and you can get serial from me..
    by mailing me at devgolani@gmail.com

    Regards
    Devesh Golani
    devgolani@gmail.com

    Mar 20, 2009 | Transcend 4GB JetFlash 110 USB 2.0 Flash...

    1 Answer

    Booting from a USB Stick


    Here you go:

    Download the Ubuntu Live ISO (if you dont have it already) and burn it to CD
    Restart your computer (booting from the Ubuntu Live CD)
    Insert a 1GB or larger USB flash drive
    Open a terminal window and type sudo su
    Now type fdisk -l to list available drives/partitions (note which device is your flash drive Example: /dev/sdb). Throughout this tutorial, replace all instances of x with your flash drive letter. For example, if your flash drive is sdb, replace x with b.
    Type umount /dev/sdx1
    Type fdisk /dev/sdx 
    type p to show the existing partition and d to delete it
    type p again to show any remaining partitions (if partitions exist, repeat the previous step)
    type n to make a new partition
    type p for primary partition 
    type 1 to make this the first partition
    hit enter to use the default 1st cylinder
    type +750M to set the partition size
    type a to make this partition active
    type 1 to select partition 1
    type t to change the partition filesystem
    type 6 to select the fat16 file system
    type n to make another new partition
    type p for primary partition 
    type 2 to make this the second partition
    hit enter to use the default cylinder
    hit enter again to use the default last cylinder
    type w to write the new partition table
    Type umount /dev/sdx1 to unmount the partition
    Type mkfs.vfat -F 16 -n usb /dev/sdx1 to format the first partition

    "Alternately you can try mkfs.vfat -F 32 -n usb /dev/sdx1 (doesn't always work)"
    Type umount /dev/sdx2 to ensure the partition is unmounted
    Type mkfs.ext2 -b 4096 -L casper-rw /dev/sdx2 to format the second partition
    Remove and Re-insert your flash drive
    Back at the terminal, type sudo apt-get install syslinux mtools
    Type syslinux -sf /dev/sdx1
    Restart your computer, remove the CD and boot back into Windows

    Using Windows to prepare and move the files to the USB Stick:
    Create a folder named USB on your computer
    Download UBconvert.zip using this link - http://www.pendrivelinux.com/downloads/UBconvert.zip
    Now, extract the files to the USB folder
    Move the Ubuntu  ISO downloaded earlier to the USB folder
    Click fixu.bat from the USB folder (follow on screen instructions)
    Move all files from the ubuntu directory to your memory stick
    Reboot your computer and set your system BIOS to boot from USB-HDD or USB-ZIP. Also set the "Hard Disk Boot Priority" if necessary.

    You should now be booting into Ubuntu Linux from your USB drive!

    Dec 28, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite R15-829 Tablet PC

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    R4000


    yes u can run a usb from the boot menu

    u will have to configure the bios.........

    u may have to make some changes to ur external hard disk
    u will have to use some ones comp to do these aas urs is not working...................

    i got this from the net and this should work

    Make your flash drive bootable using Bart's mkbt util:
    http://www.nu2.nu/mkbt/ | Alt: mkbt20.zip Put a bootable floppy disk in your A: drive or create one using Windows.
    Download mkbt20.zip and unpack to to new temp folder you create.
    Go to the temp folder.
    Extract the bootsector from the bootable floppy disk. eg Open a DOS Window and go to the directory where you extracted MKBT. Type:
    mkbt -c a: bootsect.bin
    The boot sectors from the bootable floppy disk have just been saved to a file in the temp folder you created.
    Format the flash drive in FAT or FAT16.
    Copy the bootsector to the flash drive. Open a DOS Window and go to the folder where you extracted MKBT. Type:
    mkbt -x bootsect.bin Z:
    "Z" represents the flash drive drive Letter. So if your flash drive has another drive letter, then change the "Z" accordingly.
    Now you can [grin] "should" be able to copy the utils you need to the pen drive.



    Oct 18, 2008 | Compaq Presario R3000 Notebook

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    When turns on shows a computer screen and red cross


    Hi there

    This happens because files on your card are corrupted after an unsuccessful download.
    If you have a card backup at hand, put the card into a computer, format it , and restore backup.
    After that the TOMTOM will restart working normally.

    If you did not make a copy or backup of the original card, or you cannot reach the computer hosting the last backup.Then follow the procedure below to restore your data :

    1. Uninstall the application



    2. Reinstall the application


    attention_25.gif We highly recommend backing up your device before continuing. questionmark_25.gif
    This will preserve any maps and voices you may have purchased.
    1. Connect your device to your computer.
    2. Go to Computer (Vista), My Computer (XP) or your Desktop (Mac).
    3. Double-click the TomTom disk drive to open your TomTom.
    4. Make sure that hidden folders and files are shown. To do this:
    • Vista: Go to Organize > Folder and Search Options, click on the View tab and select the option Show hidden files and folders.
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    • XP: Tools > Folder Options..., click on the View tab and select the option Show hidden files and folders.
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    • Mac: With the exception of some system files, your Mac should already show all hidden files and folders on the TomTom drive.
    5. Identify the map folders on the TomTom. These are named for countries or regions such as USA_and_Canada, North_America or any other country or geographical region.
    6. Delete all files EXCEPT these map folder(s) and the folder titled ASR, if it exists (the ASR folder will not appear on every device).
    7. Properly disconnect the TomTom from the computer and exit TomTom HOME, if it is open.
    • Vista/XP: Right-click the TomTom drive and choose Eject.
    • Mac: Drag the TomTom drive to your Trash.
    8. When the TomTom boots you should see a screen with the flashing X.
    Proceed to reinstall the application (below):


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    Apr 20, 2008 | Tomtom ONE GPS Receiver

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