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Any way to create bootable USB to Bootable ISO

I have a bootable USB drive and i want to create a bootable ISO file
 because we are useing a free esxi server

                                      OR
 Any option to booting a virtual machine from Usb disk in VMware esxi 5.1 (free Hyperviser)
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Gerwin Jansen

8/22/2022 - Mon
Sean

You can use Universal USB Install here

or you can use unewbootin here

to do this with a VM you will need to attach the USB to the machine first and make sure your boot order on your virtual BIOs is set to boot from USB
Gerwin Jansen

I think you want it the other way around, you can try this:

http://www.winimage.com/winimage.htm
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

USB disks are not supported as VMFS datastores in VMware vSphere ESXi 5.1, you could use an eSATA External Disk, and format as a VMFS datastore, to store virtual machines.
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Haris Aboobaker

sorry ..it is my mistake.....

Any way to create  Bootable ISO from Bootable Usb Disk

That is... we have a bootable usb drive  for a windows 8 (microsoft CIE image)  so

I want install in virtual machine on vmware so i want to convert this bootable usb disk to a iso file  
      OR
how to  boot from same bootable usb disk  in a virtual machine on vmware esxi 5.1 free edition
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

So you want to use a BOOTABLE OS and install on VMware vSphere.

Try using

http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanager/plpbt.bin.html
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Haris Aboobaker

ok ...i will try  this ...but any way to my first question
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Gerwin Jansen

@hanccocka - I was suggesting winimage to do just that :-)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert PRO / EE Fellow/British Beekeeper)

@gerwinjansen: Article/Tutorial I posted shows how to do it, not just use the following software product with no instructions!
Gerwin Jansen

@hanccocka - agreed :-)
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