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Moving .iso File to Different Computer
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Lazy JW

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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jan 2012, 23:55    Post subject:  Moving .iso File to Different Computer  

I have downloaded a couple of Puppies to my Acer laptop and have had some issues with creating a bootable USB combo thumb drive. How can I go about transferring the .iso to another machine that 'might' be more agreeable? Can I simply put the .iso on a thumb drive and load it into a different PC?
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Joe
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steampunk

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan 2012, 00:10    Post subject:  

I just got done downloading an iso. I copied it to a thumbdrive. I then burned my iso from that thumdrive to a dvd. I booted my new dvd. Everything went fine, so copying did not mess up anything in the process. You should be ok copying it wherever.
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Amgine


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan 2012, 00:20    Post subject:  Re: Moving .iso File to Different Computer  

Lazy JW wrote:
I have downloaded a couple of Puppies to my Acer laptop and have had some issues with creating a bootable USB combo thumb drive. How can I go about transferring the .iso to another machine that 'might' be more agreeable? Can I simply put the .iso on a thumb drive and load it into a different PC?
Thanks,
Joe


Joe it is perfectly fine to move, copy, and email an .iso.
If you have a cd burner why not first burn the .iso to the cd, boot it then from there use the puppy "universal installer" and install it to your USB that way.
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Lazy JW

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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan 2012, 08:05    Post subject: Re: Moving .iso File to Different Computer  

Amgine wrote:
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If you have a cd burner why not first burn the .iso to the cd, boot it then from there use the puppy "universal installer" and install it to your USB that way.


I did that and it works fine on my Acer. I have several older PC's that don't like to boot to a thumb drive in the "normal" manner, so I was trying to create a "Combo Format" thumb drive using the BootFlash, but it didn't work. I started a thread elsewhere about it and had some excellent help from Bigpup as he walked me through the procedure. We are thinking it may be a hardware problem, so I want to give it a try on a different machine.
Joe
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Amgine


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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan 2012, 15:04    Post subject: Re: Moving .iso File to Different Computer  

Lazy JW wrote:
Amgine wrote:
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If you have a cd burner why not first burn the .iso to the cd, boot it then from there use the puppy "universal installer" and install it to your USB that way.


I did that and it works fine on my Acer. I have several older PC's that don't like to boot to a thumb drive in the "normal" manner, so I was trying to create a "Combo Format" thumb drive using the BootFlash, but it didn't work. I started a thread elsewhere about it and had some excellent help from Bigpup as he walked me through the procedure. We are thinking it may be a hardware problem, so I want to give it a try on a different machine.
Joe



Have you tried changing your boot device priority in your bios? 1st boot USB, 2nd boot CD, then hard disk at the end?
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