Windows Server 2008 vanaf High Speed USB Stick

Door Dutch-XaZeR op woensdag 7 mei 2008 19:08 - Reacties (6)
Categorie: Microsoft, Views: 10.698

Het is tegenwordig mogelijk om je OS te installeren vanaf een USB Drive
Windows 2008 comes only on DVD and today you’d think every computer has a DVD drive by default, unfortunately most servers are ordered without them and that causes a problem obviously. Your choices would be to break the DVD into CD-ROMs (not fun) install over the network (a little more work than I wanted to do) or find another means to get it up. My solution, USB Thumb drive

Since Vista and Windows 2008 share the same code base, I figured someone must have found a way to boot vista off a thumb drive so I looked and found just that. Kurt Shintaku has a how-to on how to install Windows Vista from a high speed USB 2.0 Flash Drive.

Before you begin though, if your thumbdrive has U3 installed on it, you’ll probably want to remove that (I did just to be certain), here’s instructions on how to do that:

Using Kurt’s instructions this is all it took:
Format the thumb drive

1. from a DOS prompt execute: diskpart
2. list disk
3. select disk 1 (assuming disk 1 was your thumb drive in the above list disk command)
4. clean
5. create partition primary
6. select partition 1
7. active
8. format fs=fat32
9. assign
10. exit

Copy the Win2008 install files


xcopy d:\*.* /s/e/f e:\ (assumes your dvd is drive D: and your thumb drive is drive E:\, adjust accordingly)

That’s all it took other than verifying the server BIOS was set to boot off of the USB device.


Door Tweakers user !GN!T!ON, woensdag 7 mei 2008 19:46

this sounds very interesting, but how much space do you need on the flash drive?

Door Tweakers user Snake, woensdag 7 mei 2008 22:33

@ Ignition: size of the DVD, 1.8 for x86, 2.8 (afaik) for x86-64.

I'll sure try this when my 4GB stick arrives (stupid iBood :( )

Door Tweakers user Nordlys, donderdag 8 mei 2008 10:49

Dat de uitleg in Engels betekend niet dat je in het Engels hoeft te reageren :) Blog is verder gewoon NL...

Door Tweakers user et36s, dinsdag 13 mei 2008 14:22

Handige tutorial maar, waarom heb je 'm niet in het Nederlands geschreven, met een bronverwijzing. Wel zo netjes.

Door Tweakers user Snake, donderdag 15 mei 2008 19:41

Enige manier omdat te doen zonder diskpart?

Door Tweakers user Snake, donderdag 15 mei 2008 19:41

Auw sorry, ik dacht dat het van een disket oid moest komen :P

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