Unetbootin + Windows install

So… Unforantly for me, I had to reinstall Windows 7 on my wife’s work station. Personally I can’t stand Microsoft OS’s so this was quite the chore.  To make things easier I decided to just install via USB disk (Who uses CD’s anymore??). To do this I utilized my favorite application, unetbootin.

Sadly, this didn’t work. I neglected to have unetbootin install on an NTFS based USB stick.  After formating the stick to NTFS and remounting it (in read/write mode), I restarted unetbootin, this time with the installtype and targetdrive arguments:

unetbootin installtype=USB targetdrive=/dev/sdd1

Once started, I had it write out the image to the USB stick, popped  it into my wifes work station and was off to the races!

 

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