Grouch mumbling about computers.

Thoughts, ideas.

2017-09-17

Bootable Windows 10 iso from linux

For some damn reason windows isos are not dd-able.

I found instructions that worked, written by Lithium79 on arstechnica forums Link

# fdisk /dev/sdY

create single partition type 7+bootable partition

# mkfs.ntfs -f /dev/sdY1
# ms-sys -7 /dev/sdY

# mount -o loop win7.iso /mnt/iso
# mount /dev/sdY1 /mnt/usb
# cp -r /mnt/iso/* /mnt/usb/
# sync
# umount /mnt/usb
# eject /dev/sdY

and, as he says, if you don't have ms-sys you can install it from Source . You just have to run make .