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I need to make my usb bootable with helix3, the linux version. I have searched over the net and have not found anything useful on doing this. Can anyone please help me?

First it has to be formatted as a bootable drive. Normal windows formatting can't do this, but there is an HP tool that allows you to do it and make it a DOS bootable drive. I use windows 98 boot files in combination with Grub4Dos to boot linux off of mine. Search the forums, as I have posted somewhere on here how to do it. I just don't feel like going over it again and retyping it all out.

win98 Boot files :http://www.twistedpairrecords.com/digip/Win98Boot.rar

HP USB Tool : http://www.twistedpairrecords.com/digip/HP_USB_BootKey.exe

Grub4dos : http://download.gna.org/grub4dos/?M=d

Basicly what you do is format the drive as fat, make bootable, point to the win98 files and then it makes a boot record on the USB drive. Copy over your grub4dos and all the Helix linux files. Edit grub menu.lst to point to Helix and then boot off the key. Thats a quick overview and will require more work from your end to configure grub to boot Helix. I leave you to it. Good luck.

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I dont know digip, that sure sounds like a lot of work, can he not just use Unetbootin.

That's awesome. I never heard of it until now. I use the other method because I dual boot both Windows and Backtrack off of my USB keys, so that was just my 2 cents on how to do it. There are probably a number of ways. Vako, have you tried Unetbootin?

It looks like it automates the process for you from a GUI that just points to your ISO and then the USB drive you want to run from, taking th eleg work out of creating your own menu.lst file: http://unetbootin.wiki.sourceforge.net/gui...5a33ee234b3775f

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