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 Format USB stick without HP Format tool, are there scriptable alternatives that run under xp,vista and 7?
post Nov 6 2009, 01:55 PM
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Hello,

when i want to make a bootable USB stick i need to format it first in a way that it boots correctly.

Most scripts use hpusb format tool to do this.

It works, but i would like a alternative way that can be scripted (without user interaction) an that can be used and distributed freely.

Maybe someone came across something like this...any hints/links will be apreciated...

Thanks !


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post Nov 6 2009, 02:04 PM
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BTW: I already found this: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...;showtopic=7739

looking for alternatives though...
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post Nov 6 2009, 02:23 PM
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QUOTE (ctmag @ Nov 6 2009, 04:04 PM) *
BTW: I already found this: http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...;showtopic=7739

looking for alternatives though...


Would the sticky in "Boot from everywhere" (the place you started this thread into) do? happy22.gif
It is titled:
Index of USB Boot Making Applications

and it is here:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=9460

besides RMPREPUSB, FBINST is also command line.

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post Nov 6 2009, 02:51 PM
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Well fbinst looks good...thanks...
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post Nov 6 2009, 03:20 PM
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well, fbinst would have been great, but it does not work under vista and seven...

i believe under seven it could be done with diskpart...but is this possible under vista as well?
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post Nov 6 2009, 04:49 PM
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QUOTE (ctmag @ Nov 6 2009, 05:20 PM) *
well, fbinst would have been great, but it does not work under vista and seven...

i believe under seven it could be done with diskpart...but is this possible under vista as well?


Well, yes and no.

Read here:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=8200
Grubinst/bootlace may fail also, but there are workarounds:
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...=8200&st=24
http://www.boot-land.net/forums/index.php?...=8200&st=39
In a nutshell on 2008 and 7 you can put the drive offline, of course Vista is more stoopid and you need to zero the signature (and recreate it).
Possibly MBRfix would be the best tool to do so.

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