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Re: CD FAQ: Installing to a USB drive for Windows users

Hi Brian,

Thanks for your patch,

Le 14/08/2012 09:31, Brian Potkin a écrit :
> On Mon 21 May 2012 at 00:33:56 +0100, Brian Potkin wrote:
>> The provision of advice for users on how to write an isohybrid image to
>> a USB drive under Windows has been discussed previously at:
>>    http://lists.debian.org/debian-www/2011/09/msg00056.html
>> Below are the notes I made when testing four programs with Windows XP
>> and Vista Home Edition. Apologies for not submitting them as a patch to
>> the CD FAQ web page but I do not know how to do that.
> I do now, so here is one. Maybe it lacks the expert touch but the
> content is there. I have also altered the 'How do I write . . .' entry
> names to be reflect the choice of CD/DVD burning and USB writing.

Copy to debian-cd in charge of this section, I can't even test the win$
stuff anyway.



--- index.wml	2012-08-13 12:07:52.000000000 +0100
+++ index-usb-windows.wml	2012-08-14 13:56:04.000000000 +0100
@@ -524,7 +524,7 @@
 # ============================================================
-<toc-add-entry name="record-unix">How do I write an ISO image under
+<toc-add-entry name="record-unix">How do I write an ISO image to a CD/DVD under
 <p>Note that Debian ISO images for i386 and amd64 are also bootable
@@ -589,7 +589,7 @@
 # ============================================================
-<toc-add-entry name="record-windows">How do I write an ISO image under
+<toc-add-entry name="record-windows">How do I write an ISO image to a CD/DVD under
 <p>This might be a little problem, as many Windows programs use
@@ -694,7 +694,7 @@
 # ============================================================
-<toc-add-entry name="record-mac">How do I write an ISO image under
+<toc-add-entry name="record-mac">How do I write an ISO image to a CD/DVD under
 Mac OS?</toc-add-entry>
 <p>The <strong>Toast</strong> program for Mac OS is reported to work fine with
@@ -714,7 +714,7 @@
 # ============================================================
-<toc-add-entry name="write-usb">How do I write a CD image to a USB flash drive?</toc-add-entry>
+<toc-add-entry name="write-usb-linux">How do I write an ISO image to a USB flash drive under Linux/Unix?</toc-add-entry>
 <p>Several of the Debian CD and Debian Live images are created using
 <i>isohybrid</i> technology, which means that they may be used in two
@@ -746,6 +746,87 @@
 # ============================================================
+<toc-add-entry name="write-usb-windows">How do I write an ISO image to a
+USB flash drive under Windows?</toc-add-entry>
+<p>Flashnul and Win32 Disk Imager do not care how the drive is
+partitioned or formatted. UNetbootin and LiLi deal with the ISO in a
+different way from these two programs and require a single formatted
+FAT16 or FAT32 partition to write the ISO image to.</p>
+<p>A device written to by Flashnul and Win32 Disk Imager is identical to
+one written to with the dd command used for Linux. There will space left
+on the drive to use as you wish.</p>
+<p>LiLi uses the whole device, adds a file or two of its own to the disk
+but boots to the Debian splash screen. UNetbootin also adds files and,
+in addition, presents its own menu rather than the Debian one. Some menu
+items may not function as intended. Nevertheless, it will boot an
+installer ISO.</p>
+<dt><strong><a href="http://shounen.ru/soft/flashnul";>Flashnul</a></strong></dt>
+<dd>Download flashnul-1rc1.zip, unzip the file, obtain a command prompt
+with Administrator rights and change to the directory containing
+flashnul.exe.  There is English and Russian documentation in the same
+place and the command</dd>
+<p><dd><code>flashnul --help</code></dd></p>
+<p><dd>will output the options which are available. Without the USB
+drive inserted run</dd></p>
+<p><dd><code>flashnul -p</code></dd></p>
+<p><dd>There will be two lists: one for available physical drives and a
+second for available logical disks. Insert the USB drive and re-run the
+command. This will enable you to identify the index number and drive
+letter for the flash device. You almost certainly want the index
+<p><dd>With the Debian ISO in the same directory as the flashnul files
+and assuming an index number of 1, write it to the USB drive
+<p><dd><code>flashnul 1 -L debian.iso</code></dd></p>
+<p><dd>You now have a second chance to verify you are writing to the
+correct device before typing "yes" because there will about half a
+screen of information to check. Actually, prior to writing, you could
+also read from the drive with</dd></p>
+<p><dd><code>flashnul 1 -R</code></dd></p>
+<p><dd>and watch for the LED on it flashing.</dd></p>
+<dt><strong><a href="https://launchpad.net/win32-image-writer/";>Win32
+Disk Imager</a></strong></dt> <dd>After downloading the binary file,
+unzip it and run win32diskimager.  Insert the USB storage device. Its
+drive letter should now appear under the <i>Device</i> option in the
+interface. You can check it is the correct one by reading from the
+storage device to a file of your choice and looking for the device's LED
+<p><dd>To write the Debian ISO to the device have <i>Save as type:</i>
+as <q>*.*</q>, select the ISO and click on <i>Write</i>.</dd></p>
+<dt><strong><a href="http://www.linuxliveusb.com/";>LinuxLive USB
+Creator</a></strong></dt> <dd>Download the LiLi installer and execute it
+to install its files. Start the program with the USB device inserted and
+use your knowledge of its size to guide you in whether it has been
+correctly identified.  Choose an ISO to write to the drive and, in STEP
+4, have only <i>Format the key . . . . </i> ticked.</dd>
+<dt><strong><a href="http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/";>UNetbootin</a></strong></dt>
+<dd>Download the Windows package and run it without the USB drive
+connected to the machine. Insert the device and change <i>Type:</i> to
+<i>Hard Disk</i> and then back to <i>USB Drive</i>. Its drive letter
+should now appear in the <i>Drive:</i> box. Select your ISO and
+<i>OK</i> it for writing to the drive.</dd>
+# ============================================================
 <toc-add-entry name="whatlabel">How should I label the

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