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Creating Windows 7 bootable USB from Linux

Using GParted, or another tool, format the USB to NTFS and make the partition bootable.

As root, mount your Windows ISO.

mount /home/osaka/en_windows_7.iso /mnt -o loop

Then copy the contents to the USB.

cp -rv /mnt/* /media/USB
sync # Flush file system buffers

Install the Windows boot loader to the USB.

ms-sys -7 /dev/sdX

You may need to download and compile ms-sys.

tar xvf ms-sys-2.X.tar.gz
cd ms-sys
make install # As root

Done, reboot with your USB and boot into Windows*…

Links ms-sys homepage

*Still not sure why anyone would want to install Windows :P

17 Jul 2012 | Tags ( Bootable Linux USB Widnwos 7 Windows )

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