create windows 10 usb boot drin from linux -kde

I tried using k3b to burn on dvd the latest windows 10 installer. It’s 5gb and I have to make a bootable usb drive from linux only.

imagewriter,k3b, woeusb, and various others. None of them will accept any usb drive. My mswin 10 system is not functioning at all. The mswin drive may have failed again. I kept hear squeaking noises from it.

Which app will convert a “windows 10” iso to a bootable usb drive? installing from yast software.

It is the same as creating any other bootable USB device from a suitable ISO image.

Insert the USB memory stick, do not bother mounting or formatting it.
Use sudo fdisk -l to determine the device name for the USB device. Mine is /dev/sdb

rayh@yoga3:/home> sudo fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 238.5 GiB, 256060514304 bytes, 500118192 sectors
Disk model: LITEON IT L8T-25
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: 2B2FE8F9-973E-4763-B432-3AEF0106CC3B

Device         Start       End   Sectors  Size Type
/dev/sda1       2048   1026047   1024000  500M EFI System
/dev/sda2    1026048  17803263  16777216    8G Linux swap
/dev/sda3   17803264 122660863 104857600   50G Linux filesystem
/dev/sda4  122660864 248489983 125829120   60G Linux filesystem

Disk /dev/sdb: 7.5 GiB, 8053063680 bytes, 15728640 sectors
Disk model: UDisk           
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: 0x6f20736b

Device     Boot      Start        End    Sectors   Size Id Type
/dev/sdb1        778135908 1919645538 1141509631 544.3G 72 unknown
/dev/sdb2        168689522 2104717761 1936028240 923.2G 65 Novell Netware 386
/dev/sdb3       1869881465 3805909656 1936028192 923.2G 79 unknown
/dev/sdb4       2885681152 2885736650      55499  27.1M  d unknown

Partition table entries are not in disk order.

Move cd] to the same directory as the image.
Use ***dd ***to copy the image to the USB device.

 sudo  dd bs=16K  status=progress  if=Win10_1909_English_x64.iso  of=/dev/sdb

Once finished reboot.

Thanks. I will try this when the newest major upgrades come out. December 2019 update. I will post on here.

I managed to get ‘woe utility’ to work for the November 2019 update. However, I found more than 3 different viruses found by linux scanvirus app(clamscan engine). The day after installing. :stuck_out_tongue:

Scanvirus once again cleaned viruses The description mentions even if removed the virus, settings where changed. So, I have some work to do to fix windows 10.

Thank you to all linux creators for a stable and very secure OS. :slight_smile: One local virus in ten years!

There are problems with creating a bootable Windows 10 usb installer. Windows needs a few extra steps to create both the USB filesystem and the things that allow the installer to boot from the USB itself. This is why Microsoft requires their own MediaCreator app to make a Win7, Win8 or Win10 USB. These things seem to be for security.

To be 100% successful, I recommend creating the USB on a Windows machine. dd and k3b will not recreate Microsoft’s own version of a unique boot sector. Thus, the requirement to only use MediaCreationTool. Ultimately dd won’t be a totally safe solution without the special boot sector.

The people at rufus figured out A way to do this for Windows 7. Windows 10 is a moving target

in short, Windows media creator is the most effective way to make the USB. I would not create USB media on linux or macOS.

Sharing steps on how i created Windows 10 bootable USB,and prepared an empty USB (8GB is enough),then burned Windows iso to this USB,by the way the Windows iso file must be from a secure website.

The entire operation process is very simple.