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Windows iso to bootable usb for Linux

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May 31, 2010 10:14:48 PM

Hello,
I have Ubuntu Linux 10.04 installed as my only OS.Now i want to install Windows XP.However my CD Drive is not working.I have an ISO image of Windows XP.Is there anything i could do to maybe create a bootable Windows Xp on a pendrive in Linux.
a b 5 Linux
June 1, 2010 12:54:15 AM

Have you installed all updates and drivers for your system?

Assuming you want to dual-boot, then yes, it is possible to boot from USB drives. Google should have some guides as to how to go about doing this.

If you would be fine with a Virtual Machine, you could install VirtualBox (or alternatives) and install XP within Ubuntu.
June 1, 2010 10:20:35 AM

Pyroflea said:
Have you installed all updates and drivers for your system?

Assuming you want to dual-boot, then yes, it is possible to boot from USB drives. Google should have some guides as to how to go about doing this.

If you would be fine with a Virtual Machine, you could install VirtualBox (or alternatives) and install XP within Ubuntu.

Yes i want to dual boot ,however my CD drive is faulty.SO i want to boot from USB.
Now i have the ISO image of Windows XP through which i want to create a bootable pen drive.Is there any software in linux that lets me do that like for eg the Startup disk creator for creating linux bootables.
I dont want it to run on a VM.
a b 5 Linux
June 1, 2010 5:46:19 PM

You could try UnetBootin.com... really not sure it will work through.
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