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  • Install Windows 2003 Server from usb flash disk

    I have an Iomega nas with no cd rom, no ide ports, and it does not want to boot up off a usb cd rom. However it does boot off usb flash drives. How can I put a 2003 install on a usb flash drive?

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    Re: Install Windows 2003 Server from usb flash disk

    I don't know for sure, never heard of anybody who did it.
    Do you want to be the first?
    I would get a 1GB USB pen, the tool that makes it bootable, copy the files and boot. And then, tell you how it worked out

    What do you say?

    Sorin Solomon


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      Re: Install Windows 2003 Server from usb flash disk

      It should actually be easy enough.

      Create a bootable USB drive with the correct SCSI drivers for your card. These drivers are needed to 'see' the hard drives on your system.

      Copy the i386 folder to the flash drive. I would go with a 2GB stick just for piece of mind.

      Run winnt.exe from the i386 folder.

      Easy peasy.

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      • #4
        Re: Install Windows 2003 Server from usb flash disk

        There are actually some guides on how to do this with Vista. It's probably similar for Windows 2003 as well - with the exception of the OS used of couse .

        http://kurtsh.spaces.live.com/blog/c...38D!1665.entry
        Andrew

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        • #5
          Re: Install Windows 2003 Server from usb flash disk

          Thanks guys! I will let you know how it works out.

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