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Problems booting files from my usb

Postby Idonotknow » 2017-08-31 02:45

I have successfully exported all the files from an ISO file onto my USB. However, whenever I select my USB from the boot menu, it loads up a black screen. I assume this is because I downloaded a faulty ISO file, but I am unable to remove the files from my USB for some reason. I believe this is because I don't have the right user permissions, but the same thing occurred when I tried removing them via terminal as root. So my question is, how do I replace the files in my USB with ones from a different ISO?

(Edit: I do not believe I installed a malware, since I downloaded this file from the official Microsoft website.)
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Re: Problems booting files from my usb

Postby Palmstroem » 2017-08-31 08:51

If you try to boot from your USB stick and get a black screen then the firmware bootloader does not recognize the USB as bootable. You said
I have successfully exported all the files from an ISO file
Maybe the error lies here. Start your computer in Linux, plug in the USB stick, look (as superuser) with
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dmesg
how the stick is recognized (for example, under /dev/sdb), and then use a low-level copy tool (as superuser) to move the one-and-only ISO file to your stick, e.g.
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dd if=/path-to-your-iso-file.iso of=/dev/sdb
Make sure /dev/sdb is the right device, otherwise you could destroy data on your disks.

Reboot and the OS on the USB stick should start.
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Re: Problems booting files from my usb

Postby Idonotknow » 2017-08-31 13:00

I followed these instructions, and the USB still won't boot properly. I am positive that I am using the right USB device.
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Re: Problems booting files from my usb

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-08-31 13:17

Postby Idonotknow » 2017-08-30 20:45
I have successfully exported all the files from an ISO file onto my USB

I think maybe it would help if the OP clarifies ,exactly what ISO file, ? Where did they get
it ?

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(Edit: I do not believe I installed a malware, since I downloaded this file from the official Microsoft website.)

At risk of getting some people angry, (windows lovers) but, I avoid anything from Microsoft,
it is all mal ware, that is to say, it does not work on a Linux or Debian system.
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Re: Problems booting files from my usb

Postby Idonotknow » 2017-08-31 13:20

I think maybe it would help if the OP clarifies ,exactly what ISO file, ? Where did they get
it ?


I downloaded Windows 10 from the Microsoft website, and have been attempting to switch operating systems for compatibility with my work.
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Re: Problems booting files from my usb

Postby Lysander » 2017-08-31 13:23

OP, sorry to sound brash, but what the hell are you talking about? Which file did you download from the MS website? Which OS are you trying to use, what are you even trying to accomplish? How did you 'transfer' the ISO, which software did you use? It's like trying to put together an Ikea cabinet without instructions.
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Re: Problems booting files from my usb

Postby Dai_trying » 2017-08-31 13:23

If you used the Windows iso creator (online) then it should give you the option to write it direct to your usb device, it's what I did when I wanted to get rid of all the manufacturers software, and it worked without issue that way.
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Re: Problems booting files from my usb

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-08-31 13:25

by Idonotknow » I downloaded Windows 10 from the Microsoft website, and have been attempting to switch operating systems for compatibility with my work.




So why are you asking about this on a Debian, forum ?

Windows 10 is not even Linux, nor Debian.
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Re: Problems booting files from my usb

Postby Idonotknow » 2017-08-31 13:30

GarryRicketson wrote:So why are you asking about this on a Debian, forum ?

Windows 10 is not even Linux, nor Debian.


I am trying to switch to Windows 10 from Debian, and was hoping I could receive some guidance on how to do so. Sorry if my questions seem a little vague, I am fairly new to this operating system.


Lysander wrote:OP, sorry to sound brash, but what the hell are you talking about? Which file did you download from the MS website? Which OS are you trying to use, what are you even trying to accomplish? How did you 'transfer' the ISO, which software did you use?It's like trying to put together an Ikea cabinet without instructions.


I downloaded Windows 10 Creators edition, and transfered it by using dd if=/path-to-your-iso-file.iso of=/dev/sdb via terminal.
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Re: Problems booting files from my usb

Postby GarryRicketson » 2017-08-31 13:34

by Idonotknow »I am trying to switch to Windows 10 from Debian, and was hoping I could receive some guidance on how to do so. Sorry if my questions seem a little vague, I am fairly new to this operating system.


Then you need to ask them at the MS forums, how to install it.

You can completely 0 out the drive, remove all the files, using the 'dd' command
as mentioned. To install Windows 10 on it, is NOT a Linux or Debian issue. It is a
Microsoft issue.
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Re: Problems booting files from my usb

Postby Idonotknow » 2017-08-31 13:36

GarryRicketson wrote:Then you need to ask them at the MS forums, how to install it.

You can completely 0 out the drive, remove all the files, using the 'dd' command
as mentioned. To install Windows 10 on it, is NOT a Linux or Debian issue. It is a
Microsift issue.


Ok, thank you for the clarification. Sorry for all the confusion.
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