January 15, 2009 at 3:00 pm #160621BluebirdNC10Member
Is there any easy way I can put more than one OS Installer onto a USB stick?
Seeing as installing an OS is far quicker from a direct USB stick as opposed to a USB DVD/CD drive I thought it might be a much more sensible idea.
But how can it be done – if at all?
Bootmenu possibly on the stick?January 16, 2009 at 10:28 am #179939
I have been trying to do this for 2 days, a dule boot. there are lots of guides the best are:
using this extra help
however i cant get it to work. i make the usb disk up. windows sees it with the icon as the virtual disk, i have changed the boot order on the nc10 but when i try to boot it it just hangs with the curser for ages and nothing happens. any help would be great. mabe if you try and we’ll see what the results are!January 16, 2009 at 10:32 am #179940
New link i just found going to try it now will post resultsJanuary 16, 2009 at 10:55 am #179941
Ha ha this works ^^^^^ i can’t belive i have neen pulling my hair out for 2 days trying to mount a bootable win7 usb when i could run it from xp using virtual disc with magic iso all along!!!January 16, 2009 at 7:46 pm #179938BluebirdNC10Member
no that isn’t what i wanted.
this is how I was thinking about the usb stick:Quote:A: (Root)
A:XP – Put the Windows XP setup in here
A:7 – Put the Windows 7 setup in here
And then use some kind of a menu to select between one or the other.
Was considering making a bootdisk on my desktop as that has a floppy drive and transferring those files to USB stick and booting up to see what happens….January 16, 2009 at 9:28 pm #1799379000ccMember
I’ve done this kind of thing before with linux livecds.. You plug in your usb flash memory, the bios boots from usb and you start with a syslinux or grub menu where you can pick what you want to boot/install.
Like this guide
Your usb would boot to a menu and then you could pick which OS (XP or 7) to install. This doesn’t seem like it would be too difficult, I am going to try installing Win7 from SDHC next week so maybe I’ll give this a go and make a multiboot SDHC card. I’ll probably use grub and be using Win7 and Ubuntu but it should still be relevant.
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