View Full Version : [ubuntu] Creating Bootable USB for Windows XP

August 1st, 2009, 12:05 AM

I'm running Ubuntu atm
and i have 2 different Windows XP iso files

both times i tried to make it bootable by USB-Creator i get the msg
"this is not a desktop install cd and thus cannot be used by this application"
and as i understand it UNetbootin is only to make Linux distros bootable...

so is there another software that can make a Bootable USB with WindowsXP iso?


August 1st, 2009, 12:13 AM
Have a look here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick), hopefully it will provide some clues.

August 1st, 2009, 12:21 AM
hey thx for reply
but isn't that for creating a bootable Ubuntu USB?
i already have Ubuntu running trying to make a bootable XP USB.

did make bootable Ubuntu before using UNetBootin no success with XP so far

August 1st, 2009, 03:56 PM
Have a look on the MSFN forums (http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?) where I think this has been discussed. Because of the way XP is built, it's nothing like as easy as creating one for linux distros.