Recovery CD

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jer446, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys, I have an HP netbook that needs a new installation of windows. I currently have a working partition of linux running. Unfortunately, hp only gives out cd versions of the windows recovery (why the hell do they do this when the netbook has no optical drive?).

    Aside from purchasing an external optical drive, what are my options?

    Can I somehow rip the cd to an iso using my mac, then put that on a thumb drive, and boot from that?
     
  2. MacKeeperFanMod macrumors regular

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    For create iso:
    Open any terminal.
    Assume that / dev / cdrom - required disk reader:

    command: dd if = / dev / cdrom of = windows_image.iso
    Create a file with windows_image.iso iso image file.

    For write on flash:
    first version:
    Should give the command:
    dd if = windows_image.iso of = / dev / sdX
    where windows_image.iso - the image flashes
    / Dev / sdX - where the device is inserted flash drive
    second version (100% working):
    use
    http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    I think the previous poster thinks you wanted to restore linux.

    Which Windows are you planning to get a restore disc for? XP? Vista? 7?

    B
     
  4. jer446 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do not want to restore linux. I only installed linux temporarily because windows was not working.

    I just received an xp recovery cd in the mail.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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