Adding Files to a bootable USB

NetRock6
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After creating a bootable USB  using "etcher" utility from ISO files on a USB flash drive, the USB drive becomes the same size as the ISO file and cannot add more files. Moreover, inserting it into Windows OS , the usb key is not recognized anymore. Is there a better utility supporting any kind of bootable ISO files and still be useable to add more files to it.

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Hi,

LinuxLive USB Creator can do just that. You can set available free MB on the USB.

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Top Expert 2016
Commented:
I use rufus you can then copy files to the usb afterwards
Jason CarsonComputer Technician
Top Expert 2015

Commented:
In order for Windows to recognize it you have to format the USB stick using a filesystem windows recognizes such as fat or NTFS.

If the USB stick is formatted with ext4 for example windows won't recognize it.
noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Rufus is my favorite tool for bootable USB stick creation. Check via Windows Disk Management in which file system the drive gets formattef once you create it.
Duncan RoeSoftware Developer

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I use unetbootin. I've used it to burn a number of distros, including Knoppix.
You may have a problem if your PC is enforcing secure boot - I turned that off on my system..

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