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    Default Install of Windows 10 ISO to USB fails to boot

    Greetings! I am installing the Windows 10 Tech. Preview ISO from openSUSE 13.2x64 to USB disk using the dd command and it refuses to boot. Using a PC here and UEFI is enabled. The error message that I get is - unable to find a bootable disk or somewhat similar. Tried unetbootin also but the same result. All of it was working fine on my previous installation of openSUSE 13.2 (recently did a fresh install). Unetbootin also doesn't work.

    I am using the following commands after formatting the USB disk with FAT:

    umount /dev/sdc1
    dd if=Windows10_TechnicalPreview_x64_EN-US_10041.iso of=/dev/sdc

    Am I missing something here? If anyone already did it with success, any help would be good!

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    Default Re: Install of Windows 10 ISO to USB fails to boot

    I have no idea how or if Windows can boot from a USB. I suggest looking up the info on a Windows site. I doubt any Linux boot helpers for other distros would work.

    You should be able to install the a VM direct from the iso. If you find out how the Windows people do it maybe we can help translate that to Linux

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    Default Re: Install of Windows 10 ISO to USB fails to boot

    Thanks! Until now, it has always worked.. windows 8 also worked and on my previous install, windows 10 also.. perhaps i'm missing something for now.. someone must be knowing... and btw, I am installing windows from USB, not creating any Live USB for windows.

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    Default Re: Install of Windows 10 ISO to USB fails to boot

    On Thu 26 Mar 2015 07:16:01 PM CDT, feb8born wrote:


    Greetings! I am installing the Windows 10 Tech. Preview ISO from
    openSUSE 13.2x64 to USB disk using the dd command and it refuses to
    boot. Using a PC here and UEFI is enabled. The error message that I get
    is - unable to find a bootable disk or somewhat similar. Tried
    unetbootin also but the same result. All of it was working fine on my
    previous installation of openSUSE 13.2 (recently did a fresh install).
    Unetbootin also doesn't work.

    I am using the following commands after formatting the USB disk with
    FAT:

    umount /dev/sdc1
    dd if=Windows10_TechnicalPreview_x64_EN-US_10041.iso of=/dev/sdc

    Am I missing something here? If anyone already did it with success, any
    help would be good!


    Hi
    What do you see from the fdisk output of your USB device, eg;

    Code:
    fdisk -l /dev/sdb
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 7.6 GiB, 8166703104 bytes, 15950592 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0x10ce3e4f
    
    Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
    /dev/sdb1        3584   11647    8064    4M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
    /dev/sdb2  *    11648 9138175 9126528  4.4G 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS

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    Default Re: Install of Windows 10 ISO to USB fails to boot

    Quote Originally Posted by feb8born View Post
    Am I missing something here? If anyone already did it with success, any help would be good!
    I have not tried, and I'm not in any hurry to try Windows 10.

    My understanding is that Windows has its own preferred way of preparing a USB to use for installing Windows. The ways that work for opensuse might not work for Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    What do you see from the fdisk output of your USB device, eg;

    Code:
    fdisk -l /dev/sdb
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 7.6 GiB, 8166703104 bytes, 15950592 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0x10ce3e4f
    
    Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
    /dev/sdb1        3584   11647    8064    4M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
    /dev/sdb2  *    11648 9138175 9126528  4.4G 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
    This is the output:

    Disk /dev/sdc: 7.5 GiB, 8011120640 bytes, 15646720 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes

    Strangely.. it doesn't show /dev/sdc1 and /dev/sdc2 and it doesn't show as bootable also.. how did it work for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    What do you see from the fdisk output of your USB device, eg;

    Code:
    fdisk -l /dev/sdb
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 7.6 GiB, 8166703104 bytes, 15950592 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: dos
    Disk identifier: 0x10ce3e4f
    
    Device     Boot Start     End Sectors  Size Id Type
    /dev/sdb1        3584   11647    8064    4M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
    /dev/sdb2  *    11648 9138175 9126528  4.4G 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
    I reformatted and tried mounted the ISO and copying files to USB and again tried the dd command but in both instances, it now shows:

    Code:
    fdisk -l /dev/sdc
    
    Disk /dev/sdc: 7.5 GiB, 8011120640 bytes, 15646720 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: gpt
    Disk identifier: 90087EAB-76E9-468E-98D0-CB1A7E21A26D
    
    Device     Start      End  Sectors  Size Type
    /dev/sdc1   2048 15644671 15642624  7.5G Microsoft basic data
    So it''s still not bootable although the /efi/boot folder exists and contains bootx64.efi file..
    it seems I must do this manually with fdisk by creating separate partitions... or is there some other way?

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    Default Re: Install of Windows 10 ISO to USB fails to boot

    Quote Originally Posted by feb8born View Post
    it seems I must do this manually with fdisk by creating separate partitions... or is there some other way?
    I'm pretty sure that won't help.

    Microsoft actually has instructions on how to prepare a Windows install USB. I don't have the link handy, but I know they are there because I have read them. Maybe try a google search, and then following the appropriate instructions.
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    Default Re: Install of Windows 10 ISO to USB fails to boot

    On Fri 27 Mar 2015 01:26:01 PM CDT, nrickert wrote:


    feb8born;2701788 Wrote:
    > it seems I must do this manually with fdisk by creating separate
    > partitions... or is there some other way?


    I'm pretty sure that won't help.

    Microsoft actually has instructions on how to prepare a Windows install
    USB. I don't have the link handy, but I know they are there because I
    have read them. Maybe try a google search, and then following the
    appropriate instructions.


    Hi
    Yup, use windows and Rufus.....

    Else can you browse to the efi file to boot from in your systems boot
    options?

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    Default Re: Install of Windows 10 ISO to USB fails to boot

    On Fri 27 Mar 2015 10:16:01 AM CDT, feb8born wrote:


    malcolmlewis;2701735 Wrote:
    > Hi
    > What do you see from the fdisk output of your USB device, eg;
    >
    > >

    Code:
    --------------------
    > >

    > fdisk -l /dev/sdb
    >
    > Disk /dev/sdb: 7.6 GiB, 8166703104 bytes, 15950592 sectors
    > Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    > Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    > I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    > Disklabel type: dos
    > Disk identifier: 0x10ce3e4f
    >
    > Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type
    > /dev/sdb1 3584 11647 8064 4M ef EFI (FAT-12/16/32)
    > /dev/sdb2 * 11648 9138175 9126528 4.4G 17 Hidden HPFS/NTFS
    >

    --------------------
    > >

    >
    >


    I reformatted and tried mounted the ISO and copying files to USB and
    again tried the dd command but in both instances, it now shows:


    Code:
    --------------------

    fdisk -l /dev/sdc

    Disk /dev/sdc: 7.5 GiB, 8011120640 bytes, 15646720 sectors
    Units: sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disklabel type: gpt
    Disk identifier: 90087EAB-76E9-468E-98D0-CB1A7E21A26D

    Device Start End Sectors Size Type
    /dev/sdc1 2048 15644671 15642624 7.5G Microsoft basic data


    --------------------


    So it''s still not bootable although the /efi/boot folder exists and
    contains bootx64.efi file..
    it seems I must do this manually with fdisk by creating separate
    partitions... or is there some other way?


    Hi
    The 10041 iso seems to be faulty, just downloaded and tried here. The
    one I listed was 9926 which images fine.

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