copy any bootable media cd to usb flash memory

Posted on 2009-02-21
Last Modified: 2013-11-14
hi there
if i have a bootable cd  .. windows or acronys or any type of bootable cd .. is there a general tool to copy this bootable media to an usb flash disk .. to boot from it ?
Question by:sakkora
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    Accepted Solution

    Follow these steps to make USB bootable and then copy data

    1. Make an image ( aa.img ) of your bootable Ghost floppy disk, using WinImage:

    2. Create MBR, Partition and Format USB_stick using HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool Version 2.0.6

    3. Copy ntldr, NTDETECT.COM, Bootfont.bin and boot.ini from your C-drive to USB-stick

    4. Download grub4dos from and

    5. Copy grldr to USB-stick and change in boot.ini on stick rdisk(0) in rdisk(1) and
    add the following rule: c:\grldr="Start GRUB4DOS Menu"

    6. Use the grub4dos tutorial to make menu.lst and add menu.lst to USB-stick
    Use Disk emulation with Direct mapping in menu.lst:

    color black/cyan yellow/cyan
    timeout 15

    default 0

    title Boot from floppy image
    map (hd0,0)/aa.img (fd0)
    map --hook
    chainloader (fd0)+1
    rootnoverify (fd0)

    7. Copy your Ghost.exe + bootable floppy image (file: aa.img) to USB-stick

    8. Reboot Computer, take care that BIOS selects USB-booting first
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    Expert Comment

    and  note that most older PC's don't support booting from usb

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