This nice tip from kics8la
may be very useful, for persons using netbooks or a PC not equipped with a DVD/CD drive.
Well will make use of IsoEmu: A bootloader that will alloe you to boot an iso located on a fat32 or ntfs partition, from standard windows bootloader, grub or even MS-Dos.
Step 1: Preparing the USB key
- This step is not necessary if your USB key is already bootable (bootable flag on the partition).
Step 2: Convert to NTFS
- Under windows, open a console(Start/run/cmd) and type:
convert <the drive letter corresponding to your USB> /fs:ntfs
- Take, for example: convert f: /fs:ntfs
- This step is only necessary if you want to use ISO having a size greater that 2GB.
Step 3: Configure the bootloader
Extract this package
to the root of your key.
Step 4: Copy your ISO file
- Copy any ISO to the root of your key, and rename it as "boot.iso"
- From now your USB key will be able to boot any ISO, and if you want to change it later, simply just changed the file "boot.iso" to the root.