bootable usb pen drive

ginoitalo

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Can anyone confirm a (or a few) usb sticks
about 4GB that are bootable ?


I can confirm my Kingston DataTraveller 4GB is not :\
 
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ginoitalo

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quick sidenote:

I've tried 3 usb bootable computers
and 3 pieces of software to create the pen linux
(fedora, unetbootin, and pendrivelinux)

It must be the usb drive's fault
 

pablo

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AFAIK, it's hardware issue to boot from flash drive greater 512Mb. Some time ago I've use 256Mb bootable flash drive with BartPE installed. All systems (that support flash boot) was able to boot from that drive. From 512Mb flash drive only half system be able to boot. From 2Gb flash only 2 system can boot.
 
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ginoitalo

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Thanks for the reply Pablo.

I've recently tried a generic 2GB usb stick and it boots no problem.

Are we saying a a 4GB stick simply would not boot no matter what make/model ?
 

pablo

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IMHO, hardware depends, BIOS depends, how to BIOS emulate booting from flash: from USB-CDROM, USB-FDD, USB-HDD, installed OS depends.
What the OS you try to boot?
 

trev

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ginoitalo said:
I can confirm my Kingston DataTraveller 4GB is not :\
My Kingston DataTraveller 4GB USB2 stick boots my EEEPC 701 without any problem. Perhaps a BIOS/boot priority issue?

Try upgrading your motherboard BIOS to the latest available (if it isn't already).
 

berthani

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Is it possible to transfer sims 2 to a pen drive? I have a new laptop , its an Advent 4211 , its only small and doesn't have a CD Drive , I was wondering if its possible to transfer the sims 2 game to a pen drive/Flash Drive to install it on my new laptop because it has a socket for one.
 
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