FlashBoot: Convert various types of boot CDs/DVDs and floppies to USB thumbdrive

FlashBoot can convert a variety of bootable CDs, DVDs and floppy disks to bootable USB thumbdrives or USB HDDs:

  • IsoLinux-based bootable CD
  • GRUB-based bootable CD
  • Floppy-emulation based bootable CD
  • HDD-emulation based bootable CD
  • MS-DOS/PC-DOS/FreeBSD boot disk
  • Syslinux-based boot disk
  • GRUB4DOS-based boot disk
  • Windows NT boot disk
  • Extract Recovery Console from Windows XP setup files
  • Extract DOS from Windows 9x setup files
  • Clone bootable USB thumbdrive

Full details about these features are in the FlashBoot User Guide.

Example: Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD ISO image file to bootable USB thumbdrive

1) Run FlashBoot, click Next:

Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Running FlashBoot
Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Running FlashBoot


2) Choose CD -> USB in Main Menu:

Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Choosing CD to USB conversion in the main menu
Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Choosing CD to USB conversion in the main menu


3) Choose CD/DVD drive or image file and click Next:

Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Choosing source CD/DVD drive or image file
Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Choosing source CD/DVD drive or image file


4) Choose "Convert IsoLinux-based bootable CD/DVD" from the scenario list and click Next:

Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Choosing IsoLinux based bootable CD/DVD scenario
Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Choosing IsoLinux based bootable CD/DVD scenario


5) Choose target USB thumbdrive or USB HDD and click Next:

Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Choosing target USB thumbdrive
Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Choosing target USB thumbdrive


6) Enter volume label or leave it as is and click Next:

Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Entering volume label for USB formatted disk
Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Entering volume label for USB formatted disk


7) Check summary information and click Next:

Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Check summary information and click Next
Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - Check summary information and click Next


8) Wait for process completion:

Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - USB thumbdrive formatting in progress
Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - USB thumbdrive formatting in progress


9) USB thumbdrive is ready for use. Click OK to exit:

Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - USB thumbdrive formatting complete
Convert Ubuntu 15.04 DVD to USB - USB thumbdrive formatting complete